Discover possibilities of the multiple choice block

The multiple choice block is a question type you can use often (at least we do). It comes with some hidden gems, making it a block you can use for multiple purposes.

Block features

The multiple choice block offers some unique block features you can toggle on the left side.

Multiple choice

By default the multiple choice block behaves a single selection, so respondents can only select one option from the list of choices.

By enabling the Multiple choice feature, you can choose how the block must behave:

  • Click Single choice to let the respondents select one option;
  • Click Multiple choice to let the respondents select one or more option(s).

Alignment

By default the choices are shown as buttons underneath each other.

By enabling the Alignment feature, you can choose how the buttons must align to each other:

  • Click Vertically (top-down) to let the buttons align under each other;
  • Click Horizontally (left-right) to let the buttons align next to each other. If the buttons don't fit next to each other, they will show over multiple lines.

Choice features

From the list of choices you can open each choice to get to the features of a single choice.

Description

A choice always has a label in it (the name of the choice), but by enabling the Description feature, you can extend that label with a description for example th show an extra explanation. This description is shown inside the button below the label.

URL

You can even turn a choice into a real button opening a URL. By enabling the URL feature, you can enter a URL that will be opened in a new tab/window when a respondent selects the option. The selected choice is also still stored in the data set of the results.

Moniker

The moniker is a feature you can use when you're implementing a repeated follow up for multiple selected options. Inside the block(s) of the repeated follow up, you can use the label of the selected choice, so you can clarify which selected choice the follow up question is about. This is part of piping logic, as described in this article.

But sometimes the label you used in the button isn't usable in the context of your follow up. A simple example of such a scenario is when you entered the label in the button with a capital first letter, but you want to mention the label in the middle of a sentence in the follow up (without a capital letter). By enabling the Moniker feature, you can enter a deviant label to use in the follow up.

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