This page describes working with the ordered list question polling form itself. If you need help on how to get to this form, see Creating a Poll or Editing Polls as necessary.
Ordered list polls include question text and a list of options that students should place in the proper order. You can indicate whether the poll has a correct order or not.
As with most polling questions, you can also request students provide a justification for their response. Students enter the supplemental response into a freeform text box.
The main section at the top of the ordered list poll contains a Question field and one Answer field, as shown in the below figure. Question text and at least one Answer are required for all ordered list polls.
If you are adding or editing an ordered list poll in the interactive media editor, Time placement is also required but is pre-populated with either the current location of the existing poll (if editing) or the current location of the media playback (for creating a new poll, as shown below).
Enter Question text, then click into an Answer field to type in each option. Students will reorder the options you provide to answer the question. You can enter up to 1000 characters in each field.
Click + Answer to ADD another answer field to complete. You can have as many or as few as you want, as long as you have at least one completed answer field.
If the poll has a CORRECT order, be sure YOU enter the answers in the correct order. Then enable the checkbox, Has a correct answer, as discussed in the Optional Fields section below.
Click the Trash Can next to one of the answer fields to remove it.
The Time placement field is pre-populated with either the current location of interactive media playback (for creating a poll) OR the current location of the poll in the interactive media (for editing a poll).
Click in the Time placement field to change the location for the poll in the media. The timestamp you enter must:
- Be in hh:mm:ss format
- Be a valid location within the duration of the media
- NOT be within the intro or outro clip segment (the part added by the institution at the front or the back of the video, if there is one)
- NOT be at the same location of another poll in the media.
Don't worry; the poll won't let you save it if the time placement doesn't meet the criteria, and it will show you an error indicating what you have to change.
At this point you can enable response options, provide feedback for students as described in the below sections, or you can simply click DONE to save the poll.
Below the list of answers are two options you can invoke for students responding to this poll, shown in the below figure.
Has a correct answer - If the poll has a CORRECT order, enable this checkbox. You must also be sure YOU enter the answers in the correct order. The answer entries are randomized when presented to students. You can click Preview to see the randomization that will occur.
If this checkbox is NOT enabled, the students will see the answer entries in the same order you put them.
Require justification means that when a student responds, they will receive a text box where they can enter freeform text to justify or explain their submission.
If you are looking for specific follow-up information from the student, be sure to clearly state that in the Question text. For example, using the Question provided in the figures later on this page and requiring a justification, the Question text may read, "Put these in order of publication. Use the justification text box to name the author and/or the web comic they produce."
Note that if the poll requires a justification, students will not be able to respond using SMS/Text. The SMS response feature is only available for polling slides.
Providing Feedback for Responses
Click the Feedback chevron to expand the dialog box and display the Feedback text fields available, as shown in the below figure.
Ordered List Polls can contain Correct answer and Incorrect answer feedback boxes OR a General Feedback text box, if no solution is identified. The student sees feedback based on their answer (for correct or incorrect) or all students will see general feedback text if the poll does not have a correct answer.
Enter text in the feedback box(es) to provide students with additional information or guidance surrounding the question (and their answer). You can enter up to 1000 characters in each field.
ALL FEEDBACK IS OPTIONAL.
Line breaks are not included when the feedback is shown to students. You can use them for entering text, but students will see your sentences as a single, unbroken "paragraph". Use punctuation and spaces accordingly.
Interactive media polls show feedback to students after the student submits their response.
Presentation polls show feedback AFTER the instructor closes the poll and shows the correct answer (if there is one). The buttons for doing so on polling slides are identified in the image at the bottom of this page. Note that only students who have responded to the poll will see feedback.
Previewing and Saving the poll
While you are making additions or edits to the poll, you can stop to preview what you are doing at any time by clicking the Preview button, located in the bottom left corner of the poll form. NOTE that the Preview button is not enabled until all REQUIRED fields/selections on the poll form are completed.
The Preview shows the question text and the list of answer options, either in the order you entered them or randomized as they will be for students (if there is a correct answer). It does not show the Feedback entries. The figure below shows a completed ordered list poll with a marked solution.
If you are happy with the poll, click Close Preview and then if necessary click Done to save your work.
Note that from the poll editor, both the Close Preview and Edit Poll buttons do the same thing; return you to the poll editor. If you are previewing a poll from the interactive media editor, Close Preview closes the preview and returns you to the interactive media editor. Edit Poll takes you to the poll editor, described on this page.
What students see
Below is an image of what the above image poll looks like to students in a piece of interactive media.
After the student submits their answer, text from the appropriate Feedback field is displayed, as shown in the below figure.
Below is an image of what the above image poll placed into a presentation looks like to a student in a classroom.
The Feedback text does NOT show up for the student until the poll is closed to further responses and the correct answer is shown for students. The student must also have submitted an answer before the poll was closed in order to see the Feedback text.
The close poll and show solution buttons for instructors are identified in the below figure.