Making Forms with Cryptpad
This page shows you how to make a customised form to collect data, using our secure, hosted version of Cryptpad.
How do I access Cryptpad?
Do I need to log in?
Yes, you must create an account in order to use Cryptpad collaboratively (although you can test it as a Guest user). You can't log in via the XR Hub, so you will need to set up your own login.
What is Cryptpad?
CryptPad is used for collaborative editing (a bit like a secure, safe version of Google Docs).
It synchronises changes to documents in real time. Because all data is encrypted, the service and its administrators have no way of seeing the content being edited and stored.
Why should I use Cryptpad?
Because it is safe and secure.
What can I do with it?
You can create documents (like Word) or sheets (like Excel), as well as forms.
Introduction to Forms on Cryptpad
Say you want to create a survey for your local group to find out which action people wish to participate in. First, log in to Cryptpad and then click on 'Form', which will bring up the following screen:
You can name your form on the top left. Click 'EDIT' in the Description box (first box in the centre of the screen) to write a description, or a question (second box) – use the 'Choice' selector to choose the available responses and to add more options at the bottom.
After you have finished, the form may look something like this:
Click 'Preview Form' (near the top left-hand side) to see how the survey will appear:
There are further instructions and help available here.