Jesse told you in the last post that you should want an account on Wufoo. He’s right. Wufoo is awesome. It allows you to set up a webpage with a form in it to collect reservations, take a poll, coordinate contact that otherwise would be a lot of paper or email to process. But, if you’re an Allegheny student, faculty member, or employee, you have a tool right now at your finger tips in Google Apps called Google Forms that is darn near equally awesome. Watch this quick introduction from Google about how easy it is to turn a regular Google Spreadsheet into an online form.
If you’re currently a WordPress editor and you’d like to embed a form in your site, contact Jason Ramsey in Murray Hall (AIS) to arrange for a Wufoo account or training. Wufoo plays nicely with other systems like WordPress, so it’s our advice to use Wufoo for public-facing sites. However, if you’re just looking for a quick way to collect information among your fellow students and staff, Google Forms is already there, waiting for you to use.