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    Permanent Notes Field?

    Asked by leelefever on February 29, 2016 at 01:32 PM


    I recently discovered Jotform and I'm hoping to use it a very specific (and maybe unconventional) purpose. I'm writing to make sure that it will work as I intend.

    I build online courses and I want my students to be able to take notes inside the course. I imagine embedding a simple text jotform to provide this place to write. In a perfect world, I'd want the text that the user enters to be retained for the life of the course (or forever) so they can always refer back to it. Or, I'd want the student to keep a copy of what they write. In all cases, the notes are private to the student (I don't need to have them sent to me).

    I've looked at providing a simple text form that auto-saves the text for 4 weeks. Are there other ways to provide my students embeddable forms for taking notes, etc. How can the data be saved for them?  

    Any suggestions are welcome. 

    Thanks for the help!







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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Mike_G on February 29, 2016 at 04:08 PM

    I'm really not sure if this will work for you. But, there is a way that you can send your students their notes through their email address. However, aside from the Text Area for the notes on your form, you need to require them to enter their email address to an email address field. Then, once they submit the form, they will receive an email autoresponder with the contents of what they wrote in the Text Area field.

    Here's a guide on how you can create an autoresponder on your form: Creating-a-Form-Autoresponder

    Please feel free to let us know if you have any further questions or concerns. Thank you.