Moodle's choice activity offers many possibilities for quick polling of your students. There are some ideas in the documentation Using choice and during last year's Learn Moodle MOOC, we had a useful forum discussion Good ideas for using Choice . Perhaps if you have some new suggestions, you can add them to this forum thread?
One thing that is not so welll known is that, despite its name being "choice" you can actually only offer one choice. So the "choice" is to choose it or not! This could, for example, serve as a poor man's attendance register:
It could also be a simple way of getting students to agree to a course contract or internet use agreement. They check the box to agree - and you could even restrict access so that they can only access the other activities once they have accepted the terms set out in the choice.
Normally, however there is more than one option in a choice activity, and although participants are allowed to change their mind (choice) they can only make one selection. Until now...
Moodle 2.8, with us in November, is bringing with it the possibility of allowing students to select more than one option in a choice activity:
In this first choice, participants must choose their best date for a meeting ,but can only opt for one date:
In this choice in Moodle 2.8, they can choose all dates on which they are available:
There is a subtle difference in the shape of the "radio buttons" when you are allowed to choose more than one option, similar to quiz questions. It would be great to hear which ideas people have for using this new feature.