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

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    thirdplacebooks
    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,
    Stephen

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    Vanessa_T
    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.