On collecting information...

Before creating an online form, consider the 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

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

Note: If you plan to place your form in a university website built in the CMS, please use Wufoo

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.

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.