What's New in the CMS
If you have used Tags before within the CMS (pictures, files, content items, etc), we are happy to announce that tags are now available within the Form Builder. When creating a form, you can assign a tag to it. Then when going to the form builder, you can filter by tag to easily find that particular form.
One of the many features of the Form Builder is that you can create a "status" (learn more about response statuses) in an effort to help keep responses organized. In addition to the response statuses, you can now choose a "default" response status. For example, whenever a person fills out a form, it can have a default status such as "Pending". It can also send an email to anyone who is listed in the Email field. These statuses are only seen by the administrators and can be used to help manage your form responses.
New to the CMS is the ability to copy a section! Previously if you wanted to copy a paragraph/image/fact icon/etc, you would have to recreate it from scratch every time. Now all you need to do is click on the Copy button. That's it! If you have used the Copy feature in the Form Builder, it works the exact same way.
As an administrator of the CMS, you have the responsibility to adhere to the Basic Quality Standards set forth by the CMS User Agreement. It is of upmost importance that the content on your website is accurate and consistent with other GVSU publications. Please be mindful of your content (including the use of images, hyperlinks, and embedded videos) to avoid mistakenly misrepresenting people and/or images that were agreed upon to be used for a specific purpose.
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A recent update to the Fact Chunk now allows for a mouse hover animation. When using the Fact Chunk, you will now see an option that allows you to select Hidden until mouse hover. While editing a fact, there is a new section labeled "How should the content be displayed", and you can select Hidden until mouse hover.
You can see the new feature in action by visiting the Fact Chunk Preview page.
If you need a reminder on what the Fact chunk is, check out the CMS 101 .
The CMS Form Builder now allows you to send a preview of the form you are building to anyone. In the past, the person had to be an administrator to the site. Now, you are able to send a preview of the form to anyone.
Now when you go into the settings of the form you are building, you will see a section that says External Preview URL. You can copy this URL and send it to anyone.
Note that the link has an expiration date. A person will only be able to preview the form until the date that is indicated. Also once the form has been approved, the ability to preview the form is disabled (since the form is live).
If you use the GVNext, News, or Spotlight module, you may notice an update to the design. As an example, take a look at the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management or the Kirkhoff College of Nursing.
The media chunk now has the option of selecting different colors. If you are unfamiliar with the media chunk, refer to the CMS 101 page to learn about it. Now, you will be able to select from a variety of colors to use in the media chunk.
In the Form Builder, you can now create custom "Statuses" for the responses. For example, you can create a response for "Paid" or "Unpaid", which would only be viewable by the CMS Administrators. Learn more about the response statuses by watching the How To video.
The Form Builder now will allow you to view the statistics of the responses. When you go to click on your form, and then go to responses, you will now see a button for Statistics. You will be able to see all kinds of data pertaining to the form you have.