On collecting information...

When you are about to create an online form, THINK! What type of information will you be collecting? Generic information — like names, addresses, phone numbers, departments — or personal information, such as Social Security numbers, credit cards, private IDs, etc.

Your answer will dictate how you will create your form.

Though Wufoo is encrypted, the university recommends that you do not collect sensitive, personal information online. Visit the Information Security website for more details.

If you do need to collect sensitive information, please contact digital communications.

Creating Forms at Brandeis

Need to create a form and not sure where to turn? Read on!


For use in Cascade CMS


Brandeis has contracted with Wufoo, a web-based form builder. Wufoo strives to be the easiest way to collect information over the Internet. You can easily create forms, embed them on your site’s pages, and review responses.

To use Wufoo, email Digital Communications to request an account. One account will be granted per department/area.

>> Find out more about Wufoo.

>> Request a Wufoo account.

>> Working with Wufoo.


Other options for use outside Cascade CMS


Qualtrics is a robust online survey tool for research or information-gathering needs. All Brandeis community members may use Qualtrics free of charge.

>> Find out more about Qualtrics.

>> Create your account.

Google Forms

Google Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way. You can create a form from your Google Drive or from any existing spreadsheet.

If you plan to place your form in a university website built in the CMS, please use Wufoo. If you choose to use Google Forms instead, please see read the Working with Google Forms page linked below for specifications.

>> Find out more about Google Forms.

>> Working with Google Forms.