Learn@Illinois Moodle - Group Choice Activity

Learn how to use the group choice activity as a tool that allows students to self-select into groups.

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Group Choice Activity

Examples of Using Group Choice Activity

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I'm having trouble adding groups to this activity. How do I add groups?
    You will need to create groups before setting this activity up. Then follow the instructions in the Group Choice Quick Guide.
  2. What is the difference between the Choice activity and the Group Choice activity?
    The Choice activity records a students selection or answer for a single question, while the Group Choice activity allows students to put themselves into a group.
  3. Can students be graded for completing a Group Choice activity?
    This activity cannot be automatically graded, but you can add a grade item to the gradebook and grade it manually.
  4. Will students be able to see the results?
    Yes, unless "Publish results" under "Miscellaneous settings" is set to "Do not publish results to students."
  5. Can students change their selection before the deadline?
    Yes! Make sure when creating the activity that you select "Yes" from the drop-down menu next to "Allow choice to be updated" under "Miscellaneous settings." 
  6. How do I set a limit to the number of students who can join a group?
    Be sure the "Limit the number of responses allowed" option is set to "Enable". Once you have added your groups, click on the group name and a box will appear to the right of the "Selected Groups" section where you can enter the maximum number of students allowed for that group.

Best Practices

Groups and Groupings

Related Topics

Moodle.org Documentation