There are two ways of posting questions in ACU Unitpulse, either through the 'Quickpulse' or 'ask a question' functions:
Click on the white text area for the question pop up box to appear:
You have the option of sharing some information with students or asking a specific question by selecting the 'type' button. The menu icon lets you select a question from the question bank.
Please note that questions posted using 'Quickpulse' have a seven-day expiry.
2. Ask a question
For the full range of options when posting questions please go to the 'Ask a question' box to the right of the activity feed. Note that you can elect to share responses with students for each question type except for text response questions:
You can add your question to this page and select how you want your students to answer, either by selecting a rating or by free-form responses. You can also ask students to select an answer, such as 'yes' or 'no'.
a. Write your question, or select a question from the question bank (menu icon on right):
b. Select timing and sharing of results:
c. Select unit and save and publish:
d. Final step to publish question:
Types of questions
There are four types of questions that you can post in ACU Unitpulse:
1. Choice - students select from a range of answers you have inserted
2. Likert scale - students select from answers which can be auto-selected by you
3. Open-ended - students insert free-form text responses
4. Rate and comment - allows students to rate a statement and make a comment
Stopping and editing a question
If you decide you no longer want to make a question available to students for responses you can stop or archive a question using the settings in Central Pulse. Once a question is stopped, you can then use the same settings to archive it and remove the question and responses from the student activity feed.
Central Pulse is where you can see all activity for all units and generate reports:
To edit, stop or archive a question, go to the question tab and select the relevant question. Go to settings, and select either archive or stop. Archiving a question removes it completely from the activity feed: