Stanford Web Forms Service

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The Stanford Web Forms Service is available to anyone at Stanford with a full-service SUNet ID and has been developed under an open source license. IT Services anticipates community participation in its continuing development and already has plans to enhance its interface and functions in future versions.
The Stanford Web Forms Service is available to anyone at Stanford with a full-service SUNet ID and has been developed under an open source license. IT Services anticipates community participation in its continuing development and already has plans to enhance its interface and functions in future versions.
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Revision as of 17:27, 20 March 2009

Introduction

For years, IT Services has provided the Formage tool for building simple Web forms to collect information. But as Web technologies have changed and the Stanford community's needs and expectations have grown, the Formage application has, to put it kindly, fallen behind. Now you don't have to fill the Formage gap by going to companies like SurveyMonkey or Wufoo for a modern form tool...

Enter the Stanford Web Forms Service now available to anyone with a full-service SUNet ID for making contact forms, short surveys and polls, instructor evaluations, and other forms free of charge. No knowledge of HTML, Javascript, or SQL is required and the resulting forms are fully integrated with Stanford's web infrastructure.

How It Works

The form building application provides a selection of pre-formatted fields and elements (both general-purpose and Stanford-specific), as well as pre-defined actions, which make it quick and easy to construct Web forms. Data collected through the forms can then be emailed to the form owner and/or stored in a MySQL database where it can be viewed through a secure Web interface.

Try the service at webforms.stanford.edu.


More Information

The Stanford Web Forms Service is available to anyone at Stanford with a full-service SUNet ID and has been developed under an open source license. IT Services anticipates community participation in its continuing development and already has plans to enhance its interface and functions in future versions.

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