Yes. In the United States, the E-Sign Act grants legal recognition to electronic signatures, provided that all signatories chose to sign electronically. If your school or university has acknowledged using online forms as legally binding, then your students can affix their digital signatures to documents without any worries.
Before signing any form or request online, check the school’s policies about using esignatures on official documents. Some institutions may not consider esignatures as legally valid, particularly those that still rely on paper-based records management.
Also, there are rules that you need to follow for your electronic signatures to be considered legally binding and enforceable. For example, using a scanned copy of your handwritten signature without encryption and a digital certificate could invalidate your form.
It is strongly recommended that you use a regulatory-compliant esignature service for signing online forms. This way, you know that your academic records and other important documents are safe from forgery or misuse.