Managed Forms

To create web forms on, please study OU Campus Form Asset documentation.

One major time-saver: Create and save the form without detailed labels. Make the first pass of labels as simple as possible; they will become the names of the resulting data fields, so simpler is better. E.g. instead of labeling Please enter your email address, first label that field email. SAVE, then go back and create detailed labels. This will make it much easier to create the Email Messages and to understand the collected data.

Note: character limit on text fields ↓


Example Form

To send the form results to yourself, enter your email address in the Email field.

To view the settings for this form, go to Content > Assets, then check out Form - Web Services Example Form (be sure to check it back in when you are finished)

This text field has rows=10; set in Advanced, to make it longer than default
Form Elements with "required" styling
Validate and Submit
This is a legend; it is text-only, useful for instructions to the user.

Character limit for text fields

In the OU form system, there is a limit on the number of characters a multi-line text field can contain. If the user pastes in a large amount of text, it can cause the form to never submit. 

Information you request in a multi-line field could potentially include very long “essay” type answers. There is a 2048 character limit on multi-line text fields in OU Campus forms, so this could cause submission of the form to fail if the users are pasting or entering more than the character limit. 

To set a lower limit: validate the field with a regular expression (regex) that allows from 0 to 2000 characters. The regex would be:


…where 2000 is the limit you wish to enforce.

Set any limit up to 2047 characters. Warn the users about the limit with some text in the field label or an adjacent instructional text field.

screenshot of form validation field set to regular expression, and a regex for character limit: ^.{0,2000}$