This guide explains how to create and use the Choice activity.


What is the Choice activity?

The Choice feature within Learning Space allows users to select from a variety of choices presented to them. An area that contains a Choice activity can be identified by a question mark icon.

Image of the Learning Space Choice Activity with a question-mark indicating an area is using the Choice Activity.

Creating the Choice activity

Navigate to the module / course page that you want to add the Choice activity to and ensure that you have editing enabled by clicking the "Turn editing on" button.

Image of a Learning Space button labelled "Turn editing on".

Scroll down to the section on the page that you want to add the activity to and select 'Add an activity or resource' from the bottom right of that section.

Image of a Learning Space link to add an activity or resource

From the pop-up window click on 'Choice'.

Image of the Learning Space Activity selection menu.

Next you will need to provide a name for the Choice activity and a description, the latter could be used for explaining what the results of the choice will be used for. You can also select if you want the options to be displayed horizontally or vertically. 

Image of the Choice dialogue box that allows for a title and description.

The next section of the settings relates specifically to the options themselves. First you can decide if you'd like individuals to have the option to update their choice after selection. Secondly, you can choose if participants can select more than one choice. Finally, you can set the individual choice options to have a limited amount of responses, by default all of these options are set to 'no'.

Image of the Choice Activity settings.

Further down this section you are able to specify the choices; you are able to give each a different name, and set limits if enabled. 

Image of the choices for the Choice Activity being set.

The next section refers to availability of the Choice activity, by default the activity will be available from its creation until it is deleted but if you would like the options to be made available for a specific time only this is where you will need to set dates and times for publication.

Image of the Choice activity date and time settings.

The results section allows you to chose what happens once an individual has selected a choice option, by default the results are anonymous and not shown to students. If you would like to change this the settings in this section should be altered. 

Image of the settings for display of Choice Activity results.

A Choice activity has been successfully created. A student can now enter the choice activity by clicking the title, where they will be presented with a choice and a button to save their choice. 

The student view of the Choice selection in Learning Space.

Hyperlink iconThe student experience:

Please refer to the student guide for information about how students use the choice activity.

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