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Use These Apps to Improve Your School’s Efficiency
Whether you’re running a whole department, or just a classroom, technology can help you stay organized and productive. That’s why JotForm offers apps to help make educators' jobs easier, regardless of their role with the school.
If you haven’t already, check out the apps we’ve listed below designed to help you save time and money.
JotForm’s payment integration partners make it incredibly easy to collect money for school events, alumni donations, participation costs, fundraisers, and application fees. What makes using JotForm a great option for payments is that anyone at your school can set it up, without requiring any technical knowhow. Payment forms are very simple to make, and they can be distributed as standalone links to the payer.
Any school, at any level, is going to collect signatures from time to time. Teachers need parent signatures for permission slips, some schools require signatures on their applications, and any institutional agreement is made more official with a John Hancock. What many schools don’t realize, however, is how much time and paper they’ll save by using an e-signature field on their online forms instead of asking someone to print a paper form, sign it, and mail/scan it back to them. The Adobe DC eSign Widget uses the power of Adobe to make collecting signatures simpler than ever.
Parent/Teacher conferences have never been easier to schedule. With the Appointment Slots Widget, you’ll be able to send out the same form, and when someone fills in a time slot, it shows that it’s been taken by anyone else who views the form. All you need to do is send one email out and the rest takes care of itself!
Welcome to the future, where you don’t waste time in the copy room printing off quizzes, and you don’t have to manually grade a thing. JotForm figured out this whole test-taking mess, all you need to do is set the questions on the form and find a computer lab for your students. The best thing about using quiz forms it that both you and the students get instantaneous feedback after the quiz is taken.
It’s no secret that adding extra form fields can be a turnoff to would-be form fillers. We found a solution: The Submission Locator app is a way to get valuable geographic location information without asking for it. So if you’re working in admissions or university marketing fielding inquiries, this is going to give you a great idea about the popular regions from which people respond. And that kind of information helps you make smarter decisions.
Even if you’re not a marketer, you can greatly benefit from having segmented lists of all of your email contacts. Assume you’re a teacher and need to reach the parents of your third period students, or you’re a college administrator who needs to contact a long list of volunteers -- email marketing providers make it not only possible, but super simple. JotForm integrates with several major email marketing services, such as MailChimp and Constant Contact, which work by populating email lists automatically with form responses.
Have you found inspiring TED talks or podcasts that would make for a good homework assignment or classroom discussion topic? Use these widgets to post the media right on the form, so students can listen and respond directly on the same page.
Do you use any JotForm integrations or widgets with your forms that we didn’t mention? Drop us a line in the comments letting us know!