SJSU IT Tips – DocuSign in Parallel

Campus colleagues,

Here’s a tip for those of you managing DocuSign forms with many signees: Uncheck the Set a Signing Order for faster signatures!

If you have a document that requires multiple signatures that can be done in any order, uncheck the “Set signing order” option. With “Set signing order” disabled, all recipients receive the document at the same time and they can all sign it as soon as they receive it. This is the fastest way to collect multiple signatures at once, and it’s perfect for things like hiring committees or group resolutions.

A screenshot of the DocuSign form creator interface pointing out the "Set a Signing Order" checkbox.

Using tools like DocuSign and OnBase do so much more than make our processes and paperwork faster. They also make what we do more transparent and accessible for our students.

Thank you Jocelyn Tom, Application Business Analyst, for all your work on digitization and for providing this tip. As always, the SJSU IT Service Desk is here to help by phone at (408) 924-1530 or online.

Bob Lim
Vice President for Information Technology
and CIO at San Jose State University

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