FormBuilder - How to Create Checkbox Questions

How to create a checkbox question

Problem:  Create a checkbox question where the user can select one ore more options


1. Navigate to the Dashboard

2. Click on Edit Form Contents link in the Form Contents section

3. Click on the section you would like to add your question to (you will be able to reorder your questions after setting up your question).

Note:  If you don't have a section set up, you'll need to click Add Section and set up your section before you can add any question.

4. Click Add Question

5. Set up your question:

Field Name = give this field a name (which is not displayed to the user)

Question Text = The actual question which will display on your form

Additional Instructions = optional (this information will display below your question)

Is Required = Check this box if this is a mandatory field that you want the user to enter; leave unchecked to make this field optional

Is Active = This checkbox must be checked for the user to see this field on the form

Type = This is a drop-down box with many options.  Select CheckBox. 

Note:  The user will be able to check multiple check boxes.  If you only want one option chosen, then change this question to a radio button. 

Type equals checkbo

Allow "Other" Option = Check this box if you want a free form field to display below your radio buttons

Choice Name = Name of the Radio Button

Choice Value = Value of the Radio Button (normally, these are the same)

Then click Add Item to include this radio button option.  Continue to enter a Choice Name, Choice Value and then Add Item for each radio button you want to display

This question is triggered by another question's value = Check this checkbox only if you want your radio button options to display based on the answer of another question previously created

Click SAVE when done

This is how the Edit Question section will display:

8.  You can reorder these values by moving the symbol (to the left of the checkbox option Weekend)  up or down 

9. Click SAVE

10.  At this point, you can select the following options:

Click Add Question to enter an additional  radio button question or other types of questions

Click Edit to modify your current question

Click Delete to remove this question. 

Click COPY to copy the same question or another question, then click Paste Copied Question, to quickly create a new question.

Click Reorder Questions to move your questions in the sequence order you want

11.  Here's what the CheckBox question will look like on your form:

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Keywords:Check Box, questions, fields, form   Doc ID:65485
Owner:Buddy S.Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2016-07-27 09:47 CDTUpdated:2016-11-30 16:52 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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