- Course Catalog Editing Instructions
- Formatting Content for a Responsive Design
- Moodle Help
- Submitting an Event to the College Events Calendar
- Web Design Style Guide
- How Do I...? (Questions and Answers about the Amherst Website)
- Create a Webform
- Distinguish Between My Profile, My Website and My Academic / Professional Profile
- How to add rotating photos under the left-hand menu
- How to attach an image PDF or file to an article
- How to change basic text formatting (bold, italics, etc.)
- How to change the font size and color in an article
- How to change the order of left-hand menu items
- How to change the picture below the left-hand menu
- How to change your password
- How to change your personal information in My Profile
- How to copy and paste from a word processor
- How to copy or move a page
- How to create a new page
- How to create a new subsection
- How to create a picture gallery
- How to create an article
- How to delete an article or page
- How to disable comments
- How to edit right-hand column content
- How to embed Youtube videos or playlists or Vimeo vidoes
- How to enable RSS feed buttons on a page
- How to find a specific person in the Amherst community
- How to hide and unhide pages
- How to insert a picture or other file into an article
- How to locate media object
- How to log in to the website
- How to make a link
- How to make a page a right-hand column
- How to publish or unpublish an article at a given date and time
- How to recover a deleted article or page
- How to redirect a page to another location on the CMS or web
- How to reorder content on a page
- How to revert to an earlier version of an article
- How to set a preview or teaser for a long article
- How to set page permissions
- How to show or hide the "submitted by" line on an article
- How to suppress right-hand column content
- How to upload files
- How to upload or change your profile photo
- How to use mm links
- How to use the editor toolbar
- How to wrap text around a picture
- Website Analytics
- My Amherst
- Accessibility of the Amherst Web Site
How to Create a Webform
The webform content type lets you add forms to your pages to collect input from users.
The webform content type is not available on all pages. Normally, you have to attend a webform training in order to have the webform content type appear on pages that you administer. Contact Bob Ryan at x2642 with questions.
If you have access to the webform content type, it will appear in the list of types when you click Add on a page. Click on Webform.
One the initial screen, you must enter a title for the webform. You can also optionally enter some body text that describes the form or gives the user some general instructions.
Also on the initial screen are the standard items--such as Pages, Who can edit or delete this content, and Scheduling--that are associated with every piece of content on the website. You can ignore these for now.
Click Save to create the webform. You'll see the following:
The webform editor contains four tabs. Workflow isn't used, so you only need to deal with the first three. By default, the editor opens on the Webform tab, which is where you do all the work of creating and editing forms.
Under the Webform tab are four links: Edit, Form components, E-mails, and Form settings.
The Edit link brings up the basic screen where you name the form and access the standard content settings. The webform-specific items are found under the other three links. Click Form components, where you create and edit the components that make up the form. The types of components available to you are:
|Date||prompts user to enter a date using drop down menus|
|prompts user to enter an e-mail address|
|Fieldset||lets you organize the other components in your form|
|File||prompts user to upload a file|
|Grid||prompts user to answer a series of survey-type questions|
|Hidden||returns information such as username, ip address, etc.|
|Markup||lets you display html code in your form|
|Page break||lets you break up a long form; also used in conditional branching|
|Select options||lets user select from a limited number of options|
|Textarea||prompts user to enter paragraph (or longer) text|
|Textfield||prompts user to enter a line of text; usuall a single word|
|Time||prompts user to enter the time|
To create a component, you enter a name for the component, select the Type, and click Add. For example, to prompt a user to enter their first name, you would enter "First Name" in the Name field, select Textfield as the Type, and press Add.
This brings up the detail screen of the Textfield component.
The first field is the Label, and it is filled in with the Name you entered. Just below is the Field Key, which is system generated. Don't touch the Field Key.
You can enter a Default