The choice activity module enables a teacher to ask a single question and offer a selection of possible responses.
Choice results may be published after students have answered, after a certain date, or not at all. Results may be published with student names or anonymously.
A choice activity may be used:
As a quick poll to stimulate thinking about a topic
To quickly test students’ understanding
To facilitate student decision-making, for example allowing students to vote on a direction for the course
The “Choice” activity is a simple and usually ungraded activity so that learners can make a choice and test their understanding compared to others in a low-risk way. It can be anonymous to other learners so there is no pressure on the learner.
This activity can also be helpful in administrative ways. For example: quickly assessing how many meals of certain types will be needed later in the day.
Other tools can also be utilized with the “Choice” tool. Remote clickers can be used to visualize anonymous responses and feedback in real time.