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Defining Supplemental Form Questions

Questionnaires and supplemental registration forms consist of a series of questions you define and arrange in the desired order on a form.  Questions can consist of a variety of different types including labels, text input boxes, radio buttons, check boxes, drop down lists and agreement documents users must accept in order to proceed.  The main page used to manage forms consists of a list of previously defined questions followed by links for adding questions and previewing the form.  The listing area displays each question's name and a portion of its prompt for your reference.  You can edit any question to bring up its definition form or click delete to remove it.  To reorder questions, you can use the Up and Down buttons.


To add questions, click "Add" at the bottom of the list and you'll be presented with a menu of question types:

To define a question, select a type from the list and click the "Continue" at the bottom of the list.  The resulting definition form will depend on the question type selected as follows:


Label Definition Form

A Label definition form consists only of a name field and an area to enter the content of the label that will be displayed to the user.  Its fields are as follows: 

Click the Continue button at the bottom of the form to save your input and return to the question listing page.


Text Definition Form

Text input fields allow visitors to enter freeform text and values.  The Text input definition form has the following fields that control its appearance and functionality:

Click the Continue button at the bottom of the form to save your input and return to the question listing page.


Agreement Definition Form

Agreement questions are used to present the user with a written agreement that they must accept in order to register online.  The question consists of a scrollable window containing the text of the agreement and a check box at the bottom.  The user must scroll down to the bottom and check the box in order to submit the  form that contains the agreement.  Checking the box and submitting the form  has been designated the legal equivalent of signing a written form.  However, check with your club's lawyer or governing organization to make sure this is acceptable before implementing this system.  The form that is used to enter an agreement question contains the following fields:

Click the Continue button at the bottom of the form to save your input and return to the question listing page.


Checkbox Definition Form

Checkbox fields allow you to present users with options they can either check or uncheck by clicking with their mouse or using the keyboard spacebar.  Checkboxes are typically used to allow the user to select a particular option or several options from a group.  This question type consists of the checkbox itself plus a prompt that you define to its right.  The Checkbox input definition form has the following fields that control its appearance and functionality:

Click the Continue button at the bottom of the form to save your input and return to the question listing page.


Radio Button Definition Form

Radio buttons are similar in appearance to checkbox fields except that they are intended to be used only in groups and only one of the group may be chosen by the user.  Groups are created by defining a radio button for each member and giving them all the same name.  The software recognizes the group by the common name and submits a single value for the entire group based on which individual button was selected.  Radio buttons are typically used to present the user with a list of options, only one of which may be chosen.  For example, you could use a group of radio buttons to present a list of shirt sizes.

A radio button consists of the button (small circle) itself plus a prompt that you define to its right.  The Radio Button input definition form has the following fields that control its appearance and functionality:

Click the Continue button at the bottom of the form to save your input and return to the question listing page.


Dropdown List Definition Form

Dropdown lists are used to present the user with a list of options, only one of which can be chosen.  Although their appearance is similar to a Text input field, the user cannot type anything but instead must pick from the list.  This guarantees that only a certain set of values can be entered.  Although you can accomplish the same functionality with groups of radio buttons, a drop down list is much more compact on your form, especially if there are many choices.  No mater the number, the control will only occupy one text line on the form.  Another advantage is that dropdown lists are much easier to create than radio button groups.  The disadvantage when comparing the two is that a drop down list field is that it requires that the user perform the extra step of popping up the list before they can make a selection.

A drop down list question consists of prompt text followed by the dropdown list control itself on the next line.  The user can click the control or the down arrow button on its right side to display the list and make a selection.  The definition form for this question type has the following fields that control its appearance and functionality:

Click the Continue button at the bottom of the form to save your input and return to the question listing page.


Picture

This tool will allow allow your registrants to upload a picture file via the registration form. This can be particularly helpful for clubs that use pictures of members as a form of identification. The pictures uploaded here will be attached to the member's information record.


Choose Team

This tool allows a registering member to select a team to be automatically rostered to from a drop-down list. The list of teams is populated by the teams you have created within your website for a specific season. These teams can be changed or added on the Divisions & Teams page of your website.


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