How can I create an online summer reading program for kids?

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    Asked on June 04, 2020 at 05:45 PM

    Hello! I wonder if you could help me. I work for a bookstore which runs a summer reading program every year. This year, because of the pandemic, we're obviously not able to run it using printed sheets as usual. I'm trying to work out a way to run the summer reading program online. Basically, we need a system that will tell us every time a user has submitted eight book titles so that we can send them a reward. It would also be helpful if it can record how many times each user completes eight titles, so that they we don't send them the same reward twice. And because it's a kids' program, it needs to be very simple to use. 

    Would it be possible to build a program like this using Jotform? Ideally I'd like to present users with a simple form that they complete each time that they finish a book, but I imagine that they would need to create a login of some kind so that their submissions will be saved and separated from everyone else's. Does that make sense? I appreciate any help that you're able to give!

    Best regards,

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    Answered on June 04, 2020 at 10:13 PM

    There are actually a couple of ways to do what you want, however, to make it simpler to the kids, I would suggest having one form where they can fill out all the details you need (eg: name, etc), then have 8 fields where they can fill out one book title per field.



    You should then setup an autoresponder email which has an edit link so the user can click on that link everytime he/she finishes one book and add that book title to the form.



    You should also add a notification email tied to a condition that will only be sent to you if the kid has filled out all the 8 book title fields.



    In order for them to view their submissions, they just have to review their emails. I suggest you create an autoresponder email that states they have successfully added this xxx book title, and another autoresponder which will only be sent if the 8 book titles are filled, add a different email content in here and a summary of their submitted data.


    If they have already filled out all 8 book title fields, you can show them another field which asks if they still want to continue reading, which should then give them a special link that will prepopulate the same form but with the submission ID of their previously completed submission (complete 8 book title submission).



    I understand if there's a lot of info in here, you can always add it one at a time on your form and when you get stuck, contact us anytime for help.