See below for a quick rundown of how each form fills a particular need. Reach out to IT if you have further questions.
|Google Forms||Gravity Forms|
|Good for personal use||Ideal for department and office use|
|Good for one-time (or few times) use||Good for long-term, complex use-cases.|
|Form disappears when owner of form leaves||Form persists even if owner leaves|
|Can live in a shared drive (with some limitations)||Lives on a webpage, so it retains the look and navigation of your site|
|Limited email notification capabilities||Highly customizable email notifications|
|Results can be saved to Google Sheet and shared with others||Data can be saved to Google Sheet and shared with others (with add-ons)|
To get started with Google Forms, visit Google Forms and sign in with your St. Olaf account.
To get started with Gravity Forms, click “Forms” in your site’s Dashboard menu (or ask the web team to enable it).
If you need help with plugins, activating add-ons, or still have questions about which type of form to use, email the web department.