Our new Standard Fields for Custom Forms allows you to standardize data across SchoolMint!
Instead of creating multiple fields with the same information across multiple forms, you can use one standard field type that is shared across all forms. Furthermore, any edits to information in Standard Fields will also update the student's information across SchoolMint.
Within the custom form builder, you'll new see two different types of fields: Standard Fields and Custom Fields.
Some of the Standard Field types include student name, student address, guardian name, guardian address and guardian contact information. To view a full list, click on Select Field Type. We'll be adding even more options in future releases!
To add a Standard Field to a form, simply click on the Standard Field's name. Please note that you can not edit a Standard Field's name.
You can set fields as Required, Read only (the family can see the question and answer, but cannot edit the answer) or Admin only (the question and answer are visible only to admins, not families).
You can also create columns by setting the field's size to Small (3 questions per row), Medium (2 questions per row) or Large (question spans the entire row).
If collected previously, Standard Fields will autofill with the student's information, saving families time when filling out forms.
Furthermore, any updates in information will also update everywhere within SchoolMint, such as the student's profile. This will help ensure consistent data throughout SchoolMint!