UM Forms

Options and recommendations

There are several types of electronic forms.  They are discussed from most recommended to least.

Web forms

On campus web forms are normally created with Qualtrics or Cascade CMS forms. However, there are other methods of form creation including SurveyMonkey and Submittable.


  • No need to manage results 
  • Simple statistics are usually immediately available

Word forms

Word can be used to created accessible electronic forms.


  • Users can adjust the forms unless they are protected.  
  • Protecting forms removes their accessibility.

PDF forms

Creating accessible fillable PDF forms is difficult. We recommend the above methods if at all possible. 

If you are required to create a fillable PDF forms, the following links may be helpful: