The choice (poll/survey) activity is a way of engaging with students in your topic, and applying a just-in-time or responsive approach to your teaching. It is an example of active teaching and feedback. Using the choice activity or a similar tool in a lecture adds interactivity. the Active Quiz has a greater level of interactivity.
The choice tool 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. The choice can not be graded (for a gradeable alternative, check out the Active quiz).
Creating a choice activity requires you to know what you are going to ask your students. Do you have more than one question? How many options/responses are you going to offer? Is the activity going to be anonymous?
A choice activity may be used:
as a quick poll to stimulate thinking about a module
to quickly test students' understanding (e.g. in a lecture/workshop)
to facilitate student decision-making (e.g. allowing students to vote on a direction for the topic)
Creating a choice poll can be completed once you have the question and answers/options created.