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Overview

Group choice allows students to select one or more groups they wish to be a member of in a course. Following their choice, they are automatically enrolled in the group(s) of their choice.

Similar Activities

The Group Choice activity is similar to other LATTE activities, make sure to choose the one most suited to your needs:

  • To survey your students with a simple single-question poll, use the Choice activity.

How To

Before using the Group Choice activity, you must create the groups you want to use. Use the instructions on the Creating and Managing Groups page of this guide to create new groups or double check that your desired groups/groupings have already been set up.

  1. In your course with the editing turned on, click Add an activity or resource in the section where you want to add the activity.
  2. Select Group Choice from the activity chooser window.
    screenshot of the Group Choice activity from the LATTE activity chooser
  3. Add a name (required) and a description (optional) for the activity. The activity name will display on your main course page.
  4. Scroll to the Miscellaneous settings section to set the parameters for the activity. The important settings to review for this activity are:
    • Allow enrollment to multiple groups: Check the box if students can enroll themselves in multiple groups. Leave the box unchecked if students can only choose one group.
    • Publish results: If you don't want students to know who is in the groups, select "Do not publish results to students". If you only want them to see after they choose, select "Show results to students only after they answer".
    • Allow choice to be updated: Select whether students can change their minds after their initial selection.
    • Allow more than one choice to be selected: Select whether students can choose a single choice or more than one choice.
    • Limit the number of responses allowed: This option allows you to limit how many students can enroll in each group. 
      • If there is no limit to how many students can enroll in a group, leave this setting as Disabled.
      • If you want to restrict them to selecting a particular number, Enable this setting. Enter the maximum number of students that can enroll in each group in the General limitation box. Click the Apply to all groups button to set this enrollment limit for all groups in this activity.
        IMPORTANT If you enable this setting but don't enter a number then your students won't be able to select any choices and will get confused!
  5. Scroll down to the Groups section to specify which groups students can choose from.
    • The list on the left displays all available groups and groupings.
      • To add one or several groups, select these from the list and click Add.
      • To add all groups from a grouping, select the grouping and click Add.
    • The selected groups will appear on the list on the right.
    • To remove any groups from the selection, select them from the list on the right and click Remove.
  6. You may choose to customize your activity further using the other settings on this page. These additional settings are optional.
  7. Save your activity.