Re: Check box or toggle switch?

Subject: Re: Check box or toggle switch?
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Nina Rogers <janina -dot- rogers -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 14:50:31 -0500

Just tell the user to select their answer.. They'll figure it out.
Otherwise, you are going to be chasing your developers whenever they make
another change.

On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 10:35 AM, Nina Rogers <janina -dot- rogers -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> Happy Friday Eve, everyone!
>
> Our clients, who primarily act as system admins, can create custom
> questions for their users, and "check box" is one of their options, where
> can offer a number of options and users can choose all that apply. Until
> recently, if an admin created a "check box" question, their question would
> show up as just that -- a question accompanied by a group of check boxes
> indicating various options.
>
> Our software recently got a face lift, and all of the check boxes are now
> toggle keys. (Here's an example. <http://screencast.com/t/lnmBTzvZ>) The
> functionality hasn't changed, but, as you can see, users now have toggles
> to switch ON or OFF. We're still using the old terminology, however, in the
> documentation ("the check box option")--mainly because I've had bigger
> documentation fish to fry since the upgrade and haven't thought about
> changing it until now.
>
> So my question here is, what term should be used to replace "check box
> option"? Would it be "toggle switch option"? "Toggle key option"? Or maybe
> something that doesn't refer to the image but instead the type of
> answer--"multiple-answer option," or something like that. Suggestions?
> (Other than asking Dev to change the toggle keys back to check boxes!)
>
> Thanks!
>
> Nina Rogers
> Lead Technical Writer
> Galaxy Digital
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