Multiple Choice Task
What is a multiple choice task?
A multiple choice task provides the respondent with multiple answer options, but only allows a single response selection to be made. This task type is ideal for situations where one answer is expected. Additionally, multiple choice answer options provide structured response data that can be easily aggregated in reporting.
Multiple choice task in the Mission builder
Multiple choice task on a mobile device
Create a multiple choice task
There are three ways to create a multiple choice task in the Mission builder.
- Select Add Component on an empty mission builder canvas. This button is only available when adding the first task to a new mission or section.
- Drag and drop Multiple Choice from the Components panel onto the mission builder canvas. This can be done on an empty canvas or at any stage of mission building.
- Click the ‘+’ sign above or below any existing task and choose Multiple Choice from the components list.
Configure a multiple choice task
- Task title: Title your newly created task and create as many answer options as needed. Answer options will be numbered in the order in which they will appear on the mobile device (e.g., A1 is the first answer option the end-user will see).
- Task description: If the task requires specific instruction or further information, add a brief task description to help the user interpret the assignment.
- Set a task mode: Newly created tasks are required by default, meaning the user must submit a response. Tasks can be changed to optional in the Task Mode dropdown. If your company has advanced logic enabled, tasks can also be configured as Read Only. Read-only tasks cannot be answered, rather, they are used to display information to the user.
Add conditional tasks
You can add conditional tasks to any multiple choice task. Conditional tasks allow for a specific subtask to be populated based on the multiple choice answer option that was selected. This allows users to expand on their selection with a customized follow-up that pertains to their original answer.
To add a conditional task:
- Click on the ‘+’ icon to the right of a multiple choice task title.
- Select a task type that provides logical follow-up to your initial multiple choice task. Any task type can be added as a conditional to a multiple choice parent task.
- Set a condition for the conditional task in the task configuration panel. This ensures the conditional task only appears when a specific answer is selected in the multiple choice parent task.
You can add conditional tasks to conditional tasks, nesting multiple layers of child tasks as needed.
Read more on conditional logic here.