Waterloo Content Management System (WCMS) Web Forms

About this service

WCMS Web Forms are secure, on-campus forms included with your WCMS website. The WCMS is the centrally-supported website creation and maintenance tool at the university.

Guidelines for use

Users of WCMS Web Forms must:

  • Ensure copyright and other legal compliance

  • Ensure consistency with University policy, guidelines, and best practices.

    • The University of Waterloo collects personal information in accordance with its policies and the rules set out under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). Please take into consideration the type of information being collected.

Features include

  • Select from many different web form component types.

  • Use conditional rules to show/hide specific form components depending on previous selection.

  • Use validation rules to limit or control the information users can enter in a field.

  • Ability to set submission access to specify specific groups/roles that can submit to the Web form.

  • Ability to create a passcode-protected web form.

  • Ability to display a progress bar and/or preview page.

  • Take users to a confirmation page or specified URL.

  • Set submission limits (total or per user).

  • Create fillable PDF forms, including serial number PDFs.

  • Ability to send a customized confirmation email to users.

    • Receive submissions by email

       to specified email addresses.

  • View, analyze, or export the Web form results as Microsoft Excel file or delimited text.

Who can use this service

Graduate Students, Instructors, Faculty, Researchers, Staff, IT Support Staff

How to request this service

WCMS Web Form functionality is included with your WCMS website. Visit the Web Resources site for more information or contact wcms@uwaterloo.ca

Support for this service


No cost.

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