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OU Campus Forms (LDP)

While OU Campus supports embedded Qualtrics or Google forms, you can also build a form right inside of your OU Campus site. This page covers some of the basics of creating a form in OU Campus. For more information, you can view the official OU Documentation.

Note: OU Campus forms are not secure enough to process sensitive information (e.g. Social Security Numbers). If you have questions about which information would be appropriate to collect, you can reach out to the IT Web Team at itweb@usu.edu or 435-797-8551.

OU Campus Form Setup

Create Form Asset

  • Hover over "Content" (in the blue bar at the top of page) and click on "Assets".
  • Click on the green 'New' button and click 'Form' -- If form option does not exist, contact IT Web.
  • In the 'Asset Info' section, give your form a name and description. This information is not public facing. It is used for reference within OU Campus.
  • Fill out success/failure messages. These will be displayed to the user when they submit the form (depending on if the form submitted successfully). Screenshot of form editor: success and failure messages
  • Fill the 'Submission Button Text', usually "Submit" is appropriate.
  • Click the blue 'Create' button at the bottom. You will need to click the 'Edit' tab at the top to continue editing.
  • Make sure to save often to avoid redoing work.
  • You can generally ignore the 'Access Settings'.

Add Elements to the Form

Drag and drop from the left into the elements section. You can drag to reorder them as well

  • Label: This will be the prompt next to the form element.
  • Helper Text: This is useful for adding additional instructions.
  • Validation: Especially useful for email fields.
Screenshot of form editor: form elements

Add an Email Message

  • To: The email your department/unit will use for this form.
  • From: noreply@usu.edu (has to be this).
  • Subject: The subject of your email.
  • Body: Optional, you might want to explain what the submission is for. You can check "Include all submitted values" and the email will contain an automatically formatted list of the values of all form elements. Alternatively, you can specify which elements you want to display and where by placing an element's name (not label) inside double curly braces, "{{namehere}}".
Screenshot of form editor: email settings

Save and Publish the Form Asset

This form can now be placed on a page using the 'Insert Asset' option in the page's WYSIWYG editor.

Screenshot of WYSIWYG editor highlighting the 'Insert Asset' button