Check box or toggle switch?

Subject: Check box or toggle switch?
From: Nina Rogers <janina -dot- rogers -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:35:49 -0500

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. <>) 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!)


Nina Rogers
Lead Technical Writer
Galaxy Digital
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