Creating a new form

What's the difference between a form and a survey?

Not much! Forms and surveys share a lot of the same functionality, but with a few notable differences. Here's a brief comparison:

  Forms Surveys
Ideal use

Forms are ideal for simple data collection. For example:

  • Library contact forms
  • Interlibrary loan requests
  • Purchase recommendations

Surveys are ideal for complex data collection. For example:

  • Instruction assessments
  • Satisfaction surveys
  • Library space assessments
Layout Forms can only have a single page. Surveys can have multiple pages.
Fields Text, numeric, date, multiple choice, and rating Text, numeric, date, multiple choice, rating, and grid

Creating a new form

  1. From the LibWizard dashboard, navigate to the Forms page.
    1. Either click on the Forms link in the command bar
    2. Or, click on the Forms menu item on the dashboard
  2. Click on the Create New button.
  3. Select "blank slate" from the Start With dropdown.
  4. In the Name field, give your new form a name. This will serve as the page title for your form, as well.
  5. Optionally, you can give your form a friendly URL to make it easier to share and remember.
    • For example, if you are creating a contact form for your library, you could give it a friendly URL of contact. The full URL would then look something like: http://yourlibrary.libwizard.com/contact
    • Friendly URLs can contain only alphanumeric characters, dashes, and underscores -- no spaces.
  6. You also have the option of giving your form a description. This is only for internal use and does not display on the public form.
  7. Click the Create button.

Navigating to the Forms page

The Create New button

Creating a new form

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