How to Make Smarter Forms on Moodle with Conditional Logic
Effective student engagement has emerged as one of the most important aspects of e-Learning on Moodle over time.
Efforts have been put in, to ensure that students always feel engaged during their e-Learning journey.
From gamification becoming a big hit to teachers going above and beyond to stay connected to their students at a more individual level, we’ve been witness to some major developments.
However, not enough has been done to harness one such powerful resource – that of forms in Moodle.
Forms in Moodle Are Important
Forms play a crucial role in helping students and teachers connect with each other, irrespective of the scenario.
You can use forms to achieve various outcomes when it comes to student engagement. Let’s look at some of the ways you can use forms in Moodle.
#1 To Get Feedback From Your Students
Feedback is the stepping stone to improvement. Without feedback, one can never identify or realize the areas they lack in, from a third person perspective.
Using forms, you can get feedback from your students, and consequently work towards improving your course content, for example.
#2 To Get An Idea of Your Visitor’s Interests
One Moodle site can’t serve a million purposes. But you sure can design your Moodle site in such a way that it caters to an as large yet focused audience as possible.
An ‘enquiry’ form on the homepage of your site is a good idea to get an idea of common interests.
#3 To Enroll Students to Your Courses
Manually enrolling students to your courses on Moodle is a tedious process.
A form that would help you enroll students to your courses easier and faster would be one gift, wouldn’t it?
The above are just 3 ways out of countless possibilities how you can use forms in Moodle to your advantage. Interesting to note that most of the above scenarios can be achieved using a basic form.
However, basic forms don’t go the distance when the requirements are a bit more complex.
Basic Forms don’t work in every situation
Let’s take for example a feedback form in a big university. Goes without saying, the same questions and form fields won’t work for all courses & departments.
For a university having 100 odd courses, you would have to create as many form flows. Now that would take up a lot of time, won’t it?
But what if you could create a single form that works for all 100 courses? A single form that has 100 different form flows depending on the base course? That would be so cool, right?
Enter Conditional Forms
Conditional Forms are forms that run on conditional logic. Depending on inputs given at a particular stage in the form, corresponding parts of forms are displayed/hidden.
For eg, if you have a sign-up form on your website, for self-nominating people for the “Performer of the year” award, you can ask relevant questions depending on the category the student chooses to nominate himself in.
If a student chooses “Sportsman of the year” sub-category, you can ask him his achievements in sports in the closing academic session. Similarly, if a student chooses “Musician of the year”, you can display relevant fields for a student to upload his performances in the form.
By doing so, what you basically achieve is one single form catering to different scenarios, by designing multiple form-flows within the base form.
Conditional Forms enhance the scope a single form can cater to, thereby making the form creation process much more versatile as well as easy.
All of this said I’m sure you might be wondering…
But How Do I Create Conditional Forms in Moodle?
Agreed, that Moodle doesn’t come with a dependable forms solution in place. In fact, even creating the most basic forms in Moodle require you to put in extra time and effort to make it.
Edwiser Forms, a forms solution for your Moodle, makes the form creation process quick and easy. Further, what Edwiser Forms also does is to bring a whole new dimension to forms in Moodle.
With Edwiser Forms, you can not only design basic purpose forms but even more advanced forms with conditional logic embedded in it.
Want to see how it’s done? Check out the gif I’ve made for you below!
As you can see, Edwiser Forms comes as a game-changing forms solution for Moodle.
From letting you design multipage forms on Moodle, to enabling you to create forms with conditional logic, Edwiser Forms takes care of all your form needs.
Be it a registration form for an annual school event that flows differently for students and teachers, be it a course registration form across courses, or be it course feedback for students, you can successfully create a single form each for all of these scenarios.
Can you think of other ways in which you can use or have used conditional forms on your Moodle? Let me know in the comments section below.