How to…add a form to your School Jotter 2 website

Published: September 20, 2012

School Jotter 2 allows you to add forms to your school website.  This is the perfect way to get feedback from parents, or to make things like absence forms easily available.
The submissions made via the website can be easily managed, as the School Jotter 2 software stores the results, and gives the option to export results to a spreadsheet for analysis / sharing.
Here is a step-by-step guide to adding a form to your site.

  • Navigate to Manage> Forms
  • Click Add Forms
  • Give it a name, and click Fields to add, change or delete fields
  • Select field type from the dropdown box – choose from Text field, Text area (to allow longer comments), Dropdown (to add a list of options) Date (to create a Date field) and Captcha (adding a security option, ensuring forms are only submitted by real users!)

A list of questions / options can be added, and easily moved up and down.  You can set it so that when a form is completed by a visitor to your website an alert can be sent to an email address of your choosing.
To upload your form to a web page, click Edit Page>Insert Items>Forms.  Choose your form, save the page and then test your form.  Your test entry should now be recorded in the submissions section of the content management system.  To view submissions, navigate to Manage> Forms, and click Submissions.
For more School Jotter guides, visit the FAQs section of our Support page.  We also run a Customer Training Centre that offers a host of resources on both School Jotter and School Jotter 2