2020-05-20 02:33:59

Allow parents to create multiple forms of the same type

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By David Eedle
As Co-Founder and CTO of EdSmart, David draws from over 20 years’ experience as a technology leader, investor, entrepreneur and contractor to global Internet and technology businesses. Prior to his focus on technology, he worked in arts and entertainment management. He was also Co-Founder of ArtsHub, the leading online home for arts and cultural workers in Australia, New Zealand and the UK and, consequently, was featured in the book 50 Great eBusinesses and the Minds Behind Them (Random House 2007).

We have added a new feature where schools can decide whether to allow parents to create a new Parent-Initiated Form of the type that is already in progress.

Previously, parents were not allowed to create a form if it was already existing – they would be directed to the Manage Existing Forms page instead. This was intended to avoid duplicates of a form. However, we've come across many instances where parents had to submit multiple forms of the same nature (e.g. Student Leave Form, Bus Booking Form, etc.)

Our solution has been to add a new feature where schools can decide whether to allow parents to create a new Parent-Initiated Form of the type that is already in progress. This can be enabled during the template creation stage of the Parent-Initiated Form.

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If the above parameter is set to 'No', parents will not be stopped while creating a new form. If it is set to 'Yes', they will be notified if they have already submitted a form or it is in progress.

By default, it is set to 'Yes' for all forms.

Please Contact Support if you have any queries related to Parent-Initiated Forms.

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