1. Creating a Choice Activity
  2. Viewing Responses

Choice enables an instructor 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.

The 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

Creating a Choice Activity

  1. Log in to cuLearn using your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course link.
  3. Go to the topic/section in which you’d like to add a Choice activity.
  4. From the Add an activity drop-down menu select Choice.
  5. On the Adding a new Choice page, enter the following information under General:
    • Fill in the Choice Name
    • Provide a Description (optional).
      NOTE: You can opt to display your Choice horizontally or vertically in the Display mode for the options drop-down menu.

  6. You can set the following preferences for your Choice under Options:
    • Allow choice to be updated – By default, this is set at “No”, which means students cannot change their answers.
    • Allow more than one choice to be selected – By default, this is set at “No”, which means students cannot select more than one answer.
    • Limit the number of responses – Enabling this option allows you to limit the number of participants who can select each particular choice. When that number has been reached, no one else can select that choice.  This is useful for choosing seminar/presentation times, for instance.          
  7. Specify the Options that participants can choose from. They will become radio buttons when the choice is saved. You can leave other options blank or click “Add 3 field(s) to form” to add more options.
    If Limits is disabled (by limiting the number of responses), then any number of participants can select any of the options.
  8. Under Availablility, you have the option to customize the length of time responses are allowed. You can set an allow responses from and allow responses until date for your choice. By default, students can respond at any time.
  9. Under Results, you have the following options:
    • Publish Results – You can determine whether (and when) the students will be able to view the results of the choice activity in the drop-down menu.
    • Privacy or Results – If you choose to publish the results to your students, you can select whether or not you want to show the students’ names or just the number of responses.
    • Show column for unanswered By default, this is set to “No”.
    • Include responses from inactive/suspended users By default, this is set to “No”.
  10. Click Save and Return to Course or Save and Display.

Viewing Responses

  1. Log in to cuLearn using your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. Click on your course link.
  3. Click the link to the Choice activity on your main course page.
  4. The Choice contents page will open showing the question text you provided and a list of the specified allowed choices.
  5. If students have answered the poll, on the top right you will see a link “View # responses,” where # is the number of submitted responses. Click the View # responses link (if present) to view the responses. The Responses screen will open, showing the choices of answers, the number of students who picked each answer, and under each answer a list of names of students who picked that answer.
  6. To delete a student’s response, select the checkbox for a student and from the Choose an action..menu, select Delete.  To export and download submitted responses, click the Download in … format button. You can download the responses in Excel, plain text, or ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet) formats.

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