Tech Tip Thursday

Google Forms--Survey with Style

Google Forms

Google Forms is one of my favorite G Suite apps. Why? It is just so useful for many things.


If you’re looking to have online voting for Homecoming King/Queen, need participants to register to an event, collect student data or even a self-grading quiz, Google Forms makes it easy to create and share them!

Templates

Google Forms has templates you can start from. No more starting from scratch. You have already experienced these templates with Docs, Sheets, and Slides and loved them. To view the templates simply go to www.forms.google.com. Here you will see templates for exit tickets, assessments, worksheets, course evaluation and contact information forms that you can easily adapt to fit your classroom needs. So go on, give it a try.
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Types of Questions

Once you type your question, Google will then show you the most likely question type you are going to choose. These smart suggestions automatically appear, but you can always just change to any of the 11 options.
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Time Saving Tip When Entering Questions into Google Forms

One of my favorite updates to Forms is rather than having to type every single answer option on its own line, you can highlight your bulleted list and paste it into Forms. Paste the list into the first option and Forms will create a different row for each answer. Think of how much time this will save when you are converting your quizzes or test to Forms.
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How to Share a Google Form

To share a Google Form, you can either send it directly to the email(s) you provide, send a link to recipients, or embed the HTML of the form into a website, blog post, etc.

Click the "Send" button at the top right of your form. Then, choose one of the three options listed beside "Send via ... ".
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Responses

You can click the Responses button and you will see a summary of all your responses or you can look at individual responses, plus you can see the actual form with the responses in it. The best part is that you can also view your responses in the spreadsheet form. Just click on the green button on the top right corner and it will take you to your spreadsheet. One great new feature in Responses is you can unlink the form. Now, if you want to use the quiz or form in a new class, you can generate a whole new spreadsheet. No more remember to have to go back and delete your old data.
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Instructional Technology Specialist

Hi! I am available to help anyone who wants to integrate technology into their lessons or curriculum. If you want to set up a meeting with me, simply stop by my office or call me.