Forms are used to gather replies in a structured way from parents (or sometimes students and staff). They can be created and managed as templates within the ‘Response forms’ area, but are always delivered to the recipients by attaching them to a publication. The replies/form submissions are then accessed via the appropriate publication’s logs page.
The ‘form designer’ is used to create reply forms for attaching to your publications. A form can be created specifically for a single publication, or it can be saved with a name for repeated use in future publications (with editing in each specific case if needed). Like filters, forms may be Public (so any staff can use them) or Private (so only the owner can use them).