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Totara User's Guide

Select Multiple

The Select Multiple control is rarely used in most modern UI’s because it can be difficult for users to interact with. That said, some legacy systems (such as KIDS) make use of the control in a few places.

Select Multiple controls allow the user to select more than one option at a time by holding down SHIFT to select contiguous items or CTRL/Command to select non-contiguous items.  This is built-in browser behavior and cannot be modified. This behavior is confusing and not well documented — which is why it is not used.
select multiple control panel settings
Select Multiple Settings

Select Multiple Settings

General Settings
Accessible Name
The visual label that appears on the button.
This value must be a meaningful label for the control. In addition, there must be a visible label in the underlying screen shot that matches this name.
Width/Height/Top/Left
Controls the size of the control and position of the control on the screen.

Tip

With the control selected and focused in the Editing Canvas, you can press the right, left, up or down arrows to nudge the control one pixel in the direction pressed.

Holding the control key while pressing one of the arrows will resize the control in the direction pressed by one pixel.

Holding shift will cause the nudge or resize to scale by 10 pixels instead of 1.

Options
The list of options that appear in the drop down. You can add new options by entering your option label the text input and then pressing the Add button. Options appear in the list with behavior similar to both the Screen and control list: You can delete an option by clicking the trash can icon, or move the option up or down in the list using the up and down chevrons. Options, however, cannot be edited; If you need to change the label on an option, you will need to delete and re-create it.

You can add a blank option by clicking the Add button with no text in the text label input. The item will display as [ blank ] in the list, but will appear as an empty option to the learner.
Default Selected
A list of the options in the control. Placing a check in the checkbox at the right of the option will ensure that the option is selected when the learner first arrives at the screen.
Required Value
A list of the options in the control. Placing a check in the checkbox at the right of the option will require that the learner selects these values in order for the control to be evaluated as correct.
Feedback Hint
The hint text that appears in the error dialog if the user enters the value in this control incorrectly.
Font
Font Family
Type of font used. Available options are Sans Serif, Serif and Console.
Font Size
The font size in pixels. Values can be between 10 and 18 pixels.
Font Weight
Either normal weight or bold
Font Style
Either normal or italic font.
Font Color
The hex color of the font. Clicking the swatch for the color will open a color picker dialog allowing you to choose the color visually.
Box
Background Color
Sets the background color of the control. Clicking the swatch for the color will open a color picker dialog allowing you to choose the color visually.
Border Style
Sets the type of border used on the control. Options for this setting are Solid (normal),  Inset or Outset (chiseled 3D appearance), dotted, dashed or none to remove the border entirely.
Border Width
The pixel width of the border. Note that the 3D styles will be nearly invisible unless the width is set to 2 or greater.
Border Radius
Allows the borders on the control to be rounded by the value specified. A value of 0 will create square corners.
Border Color
The color of the border. Using a 3D style disables this option (as the effect determines the color). Clicking the swatch for the color will open a color picker dialog allowing you to choose the color visually.