Creating Google Forms

Google Forms are a great (and fast) way to create tests, quizzes and surveys for your classes. And they can also be a good project for students – surveys for data collection or creating quizzes and tests for classmates.

To create a form open your Google Drive, click the red New button, click more and then click the purple Google Forms option. A new tab will open up with your form – step one is to rename your form to something meaningful (and add a description if needed). You can now start to create your questions, the first one of which will be made for you.

You can enter the question on the left hand side of the question box, change the question type on the right hand side and make it a required question by using the slider in the bottom right:


You can also duplicate the question using the square button next to the trash can. This option is very useful if you are going to be doing a lot of similar style questions on your form.

The types of question you are can ask are:

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To add a new question or add media like an image or video to your questionnaire there is this floating box on the right hand side :

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Click on the plus icon to create a new question and then edit the question as above.

In the top right of the browser there are additional options for your form, including a color palette if you want to change the template color (or add a header image):

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The eye icon lets you preview your live form so you can test what it looks like and see the order of the questions. And if you click on the cog icon you will see further options for your form:

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The first section is especially important here if you want to send the form to people outside of Hebron Academy as you will need to set this to Anyone. And scroll down to see additional presentation options such as shuffle the question order.

Finally click the Send button in the top right hand corner to send your form. You can send it via email here or get a link for posting on myHebron.

With your form still open, to see any responses you have received once your form has be sent out click the Responses tab:


If you would like to collect your responses in a Google Sheet (like the old version of Google Forms used to do) click the green Sheets icon on this page. There is also the option to turn off accepting responses here if you don’t want anyone else to fill in the form. This is useful if your quiz or text has a deadline, or you only want the form available during class time.

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