The Moodle Choice tool can be used for quick polls, registration, or other activities that require a quick response to a single question.
You can access Choices two ways.
Click on the Choice icon or name on your class page:
Click on the Choice icon in the list of activities:
You will then see a list of all the Choices for your class:
Scroll down until you find the Choice you need. Click on the Choice name or icon to access that Choice.
When you click on the Choice's name or icon, you will see the Choice:
The text or question will be at the top, with radio buttons below. Select the appropriate option, then click on .
If your instructor has made the results available, the page will refresh and you will see a table displaying the results so far. The results may be anonymous:
The results may also display the names of participants along with their choices:
If your instructor has not opted to make results immediately available, the page will refresh and you will see your choice displayed:
To create a choice, first
From the Add an activity drop-down menu in the appropriate week, select Choice.
Provide a name for your choice:
The Choice text will be the instructions for those who are responding to the Choice:
After giving a description for the Choice, you will be prompted to specify the response options:
Add the text of the choice in the text box. Up to ten options are allowed.
If you wish to restrict the number of times an option can be selected, you can select Enable from the above menu. Once you've selected Enable, go back and specify the number of times each choice can be selected using the Limit box.
Next, there are a variety of options that control the display and availability of this Choice:
Selecting the Restrict answering to this time period option allows you to set a specific time period for response to the Choice. This can be useful if the Choice tool is used for signing up for a presentation date or project group, for example. If you wish to set up a restricted period, check the box by this option, and then provide the Open and Until dates and times.
Display mode determines whether choices and results are displayed horizontally or vertically.
Publish results determines student access to Choice results.
If results are displayed to students, the Privacy of results field determines whether or not student names and data are included in the displayed results.
Allow choice to be updated determines whether or not the choice can be changed once created.
Show column for unanswered determines whether or not a column is displayed in the results to indicate the number of participants who have not responded.
Group mode allows you to control response and display by group, using groups set up in the Group menu. Visible Groups or Separate Groups will use groups set up in from the Groups menu. More information on Groups is available in the Groups portion of this guide.
The Visible option allows you to Show (or make available) or Hide (keep hidden) the new Choice.
Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on . The page will refresh to display your new Choice.
Once your students have responded to the Choice, you will see an indication in the upper right hand corner indicating the number of responses:
Clicking on this link will take you to the students' responses:
If for some reason you need to clear out individual or multiple results, you can select individuals by clicking on the checkbox by their name and avatar image - you can also use the select options:
You can also export the results into two formats: