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What's the difference between forms and surveys?

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

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