Forms: the feature that connects you with your audience. Whether you are looking to gather initial details about your constituents in a request for information or you are building a survey for feedback about an existing program, forms give your readers a direct channel to submit information to you.
Although there are already hundreds of forms throughout the CalLutheran.edu website, many units are still finding ways to convert a previously paper-based form to a digital form or create a new form to streamline a complex administrative process. No matter your use case, learn how to request a form that fills your needs.
How to Request a Form
1. Choose a Platform
There are two forms-based platforms available for integration into the CalLutheran.edu website: Wufoo and Dynamic Forms. These two platforms cover the needs of 99% of use cases that your department may have.
Here is an overview of the features of Wufoo and Dynamic Forms:
|Embedding into a page of the CalLutheran.edu website||✔|
|Pre-fillable form fields with Single-Sign On functionality (e.g., name, email address, student ID)|
|Form logic (e.g., show/hide questions based on user responses)||✔||✔|
|Confirmation emails to the user who submitted the form||✔||✔|
|Notification emails to a list of recipients||✔||✔|
Collection of data that is not business-critical or protected by FERPA/HIPAA (e.g., directory information)
|Collection of data that is business-critical or protected by FERPA/HIPAA (e.g., grades or agreements)|
Though both platforms share many common features, Wufoo is typically recommended when data is nonsensitive, whereas Dynamic Forms is typically recommended when data is sensitive.
EXTRA INSIGHT: See some examples of each platform in the links below...
2. Submit a Ticket
Once you have decided which platform you would like to request your form on, use one of the following methods to submit a ticket with details of your request (or ask for consultation to choose the best platform):
- Wufoo: Contact Us to submit a ticket with the Web Support team.
- Dynamic Forms: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a ticket with the Information Technology Services team.
Once your form is created, it will be embedded into or linked from the CalLutheran.edu website for you.
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