FormsPage address: http://www.mnsu.edu/its/web/editing/template/layout/forms.html
Different Types of Inputs
To the left you will see a semi-basic form. There is a various number of inputs for this form:
- Open text field
- Drop-down Selection
- Selective Dot
- Check Box
- Extended Text Area
For a full list of what is currently available please contact Webdevelopment@mnsu.edu.
What can forms do?
Within the MSU Mankato site forms are primarily used as a contact tool. When going to a department webpage, their 'Contact Us' is usually a simple form that asks for name, relation to MSU Mankato, and a extended text area for comments. Ex: College of Business Contact Page
When the form is filled out, it is emailed to whom you choose. Putting your email address up can be just as effective for having people contact you as a form.
More than Just Contact Us
The idea behind these forms was that we allowed people to ask others for certain information in a simple way. There even some people that are using forms as a Registration Tool.
The point is that if you want/need to gather specific information from people that travel to your webpage, forms are a great way to do it!