This video will explain the differences between radios and checkboxes, when you would use one over the other and how to set the available and default options for each.

Radio Buttons

Next, let's add some radio buttons.
Now, before I add these, I want to clarify Radios and Checkboxes. Radios are used when the user may only select one option, while Checkboxes are used when the user may select multiple options.

  • Title: What is your favorite color?
  • Label display: Above (You could set this to inline, and have all option in a single line, but I prefer "Above")
  • And then we come to a new tab: "Options".
    • Here we can change the values to "Red", "Green" and "Blue".
    • You can also add additional options by clicking "Add item". I'll add "Pink".
    • If you check the "Customize keys" box, you can change the key values to something like "red", "green", "blue" and "pink" but this isn't necessary.
    • You'll also notice that "Red" is the default selection. If you'd prefer not to have a default, so that the user has to make a choice, click "Manual entry". Here, you can delete the default option, and return to "Normal entry" to see that there is no default selected.
    • You might also notice the handle next to the "Default" radio buttons. You can drag these around to re-order them however you'd like.
    • Customize keys: This is not something that you need to do, but depending on the way you choose to analyze your data, you might want to change the keys to blue, pink, red green. I'm not going to, but when we get to data analysis in Part 10, you'll see why you might choose to do this.


Our next field type is "Checkboxes". Like I just explained, checkboxes allow more than one option to be selected.

  • Title: Favorite Music Genres
  • Description: Select all that apply.
  • Options:
    • Classical, Pop, Rock, Country
    • You can also set the defaults here by selecting or deselecting the checkbox next to each option.