Adding Custom Sign Up Fields to the Registration Form

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It may be important for you to be able to gather unique details about your students. You can customize the registration form to request the information you need when a student signs up for a course. In this article, we will look at:

  • the standard registration form
  • common use cases for custom fields
  • how to create a custom field

Standard registration form

The standard form includes:

(Note: Private domains also include an Access code field.)

 

Common use cases for custom fields

In this section, we list different custom fields companies commonly add to the registration form.

  • Company Name
  • Address 
  • Store Number
  • Job Title

 Example of Job Title custom field:

 

How to create a custom field

In this section, we provide instructions for adding a custom field to the registration form.

  1. Navigate to Domains & Publishing: dashboard.skilljar.com/publishing
  2. Click the Edit icon in the Domain Settings column
  3. On the Domain Settings page, select the "Add Signup Field" button and choose either Free-Form Text, Pick-List or Checkbox
  4. See below for the kind of field you want to choose.

 

Pick-list

Provide a pick-list to specify choices for available responses. This type of sign up field can be used to create groups.

  • Label - The name of the field that displays to the trainee.
  • Help text - Displays next to the field on the registration form (if provided).
  • Required - You can make a field required or offer it as optional.
  • Active - Select Active to save the field and make it live.
  • Options - The options that a trainee can select. You can reorder the options by clicking on the arrow next to an option, and dragging and dropping it as desired.

Free-Form Text

This produces a free text field that allows the trainee to type in their response, up to 100 characters. You are not able to create groups based on this sign up field.

Field components:

  • Label - The name of the field that displays to the trainee.
  • Help text - Displays next to the field on the registration form (if provided).
  • Regex validator - Validates a trainee's response meets certain criteria, or will prevent the trainee from registering.
  • Regex validator error text - Displays to the trainee when they try to submit the form if the regex validator criteria is not met.
  • Required - You can make a field required or offer it as optional.
  • Active - Select Active to make the field live.

Checkbox

This produces a checkbox next to a specific term. This is great to use for anything you'd like students to opt in for, like Terms and Conditions, or a mailing list.

  • Label - The text that will be displayed next to the check box.
  • Help text - Displays beneath the checkbox. HTML can be used here to link elsewhere.
  • Required - Students must check this box in order to register.
  • Active - Select Active to make the field live.

To surface a pop-up modal on the link provided in Help Text, click here for instructions

Manage custom fields

  • Status - change a field's status to remove it from the registration form.
    • Navigate to Domains & Publishing: dashboard.skilljar.com/publishing
    • Click the Edit icon in the Domain Settings column
    • Toggle the status in the Active column to Inactive
  • Reorder the fields - you can change the order that the fields display in
    • Navigate to Domains & Publishing: dashboard.skilljar.com/publishing
    • Click the Edit icon in the Domain Settings column
    • Click Change Order (see image above)
    • Drag and drop (only custom fields can be reordered) and click Save

 

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