One of the biggest challenges that all educational institutions are facing right now is dealing with COVID-19. The self-isolation, social distancing, and quarantining are all new things that need to be adapted to. As an educational institution, the health and safety of your students and staff should be at the top of your list of priorities.
COVID-19 has drastically changed the way colleges are operating and has caused significant changes to student life. One of the biggest changes is having to deal with the self-isolation process. This can be a challenge since there is so much information that the university needs about each student. The bare minimum that a school needs to know about each student is information about their arrival, where they are isolating, and contact information. Some colleges will require even more information than that. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a clean, organized way to store all of this information?
At times like this, the ability to create an online form is your friend. The days of filling out paper forms are coming to an end. Having every student fill out a paper form would make this process 10 times harder. SimplyCast’s web form software allows you to create forms for this purpose and much more.
Here’s how to create an online form as well as some tips on how to improve the efficiency of the self-isolation process.
How you can create an online form
You want to make the self-isolation process as easy as possible for every student. As was mentioned before, it would be so much more difficult if you needed every form to be filled out by hand. Creating an online form that can store and keep track of each student’s information automatically is a much more efficient way to collect all of this data.
Creating a basic web form is not a difficult process. Let’s go over how to create online forms using an online form builder such as SimplyCast’s and some tips to think about when creating them.
Many form builder tools, including SimplyCast’s, offer many different form templates so that you can find one that suits your fancy. After you find a template that you like, you can begin customizing and filling in the exact information that you need from each student. You can also create your own form from scratch, if you so choose.
3 tips for creating online forms
- Keep it simple: Include only the necessary questions to obtain the information you need. Creating unnecessarily long forms is something you want to avoid at all costs. Keeping the forms simple will keep the students engaged and hopefully everyone will end up completely filling out the form.
- Avoid using multiple pages: If possible, it’s a great idea to have all of the questions and fields on one page. Keeping everything on a single page keeps the form simple and just makes your forms easier to use in general.
- Include a clear headline: With the push toward online classes, a lot of your students have most likely been filling out lots of online forms recently. In order to clear up any confusion about what exactly they’re filling out this form for, you should include a clear title at the top. Your title should be simple yet informative.
To sum up, online forms are a great alternative to having every single student fill out a paper form. Adjusting to the new COVID-19 protocols has been difficult for educational institutions but creating online forms to help deal with self-isolation requirements is easier for both students and administrators – and it also reduces in-person contact. SimplyCast has all the form builder tools you need to create your own online forms just the way you want.
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