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 BWebForms and Wufoo are 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.
BWebForms is a LTS-created form utility that is being deprecated in fall 2014.
If you currently use BWebForms, you must migrate your forms into Wufoo.
To use BWebForms, you need only your UNet ID and password.
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 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.
>> Find out more about Google Forms.