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Google Forms

How-To Topics for Forms

How to Manually Mark and Return Quizzes

To mark paragraph answers on a Google Form, you'll need to set it to manual marking.

  1. Go up to the Settings icon (it looks like a cog) at the top.

  2. Choose the Quizzes tab

  3. Turn on "Make this a quiz" if not on

  4. Under "Release grade" click Later, after manual review

  5. You might want to uncheck "Respondent can see" options (except for point values).

  6. Save

Your quiz will now have the option to Add individual feedback under each question. Type your feedback. You can also link a website or video as a response, if you wish. Click Save when done. If you need to edit a response, click on the pencil icon beside it. Click the trash can to delete a response.

If you have not included points in your questions, then I recommend putting them within the individual feedback, e.g. 8 /10. Then you can transfer them to Google Classroom.

If you have indicated points in the question, then there will be a place to put marks. Once you enter everything, the program will add up the total for you.

Release Scores:

Under the Summary tab, scroll down to the Scores section and click Release Scores. You can choose to release scores to all students or specific ones. The students will receive an email telling them their scores. You can also Release scores from the Individual tab.

Sign-up Form

If you are using Google Forms for signing up events or assignments, you can use the Choice Eliminator Add-On to ensure that if one category is full, students (or people) see the other available choices.

How to Prevent Cheating

Of course there is no sure-fire way to prevent cheating, however there are a couple of tricks you can use to make it more difficult to cheat.

Use questions that require some critical thinking. Lower-order questions that require brief thought and a basic understanding make it easier to cheat and require minimal input. Higher order questions tend to be more open-ended or require some writing (not multiple choice) so if you use those, change your form settings to manual marking.

If you are using multiple choice, you can turn on the shuffle order option, so if a student looks over at their peer's computer, they will see a different order of questions.

Another trick is to ask a silly question that isn't graded (are you a cat or dog person?) and branch off students into different questions that use different variables or values. (Thanks A. Byron! Great idea).

Set a time limit for your test or close the test so that kids can't take it afterwards. These adjustments are in the settings. Some may actually take it twice (I've had that happen). You can adjust this in the settings to only allow once response. If you do allow retakes, perhaps give it again on another day with adjusted values.

Also, please watch Richard Byrne's video linked below on Timed Quizzes. It will show you how to turn off your Google Form quiz using a plug-in called xxxx.

Want to make your own Header?

You can use a custom image or create your own header for a Form. Use the dimensions 1600 x 400 px. Two good ways to do this is in Google Drawing or Canva.

How to Password Protect your Form

Sometimes you don't want students to fill out a form before class begins. Or you want to share a form with two or more different classes. There are several ways to do this.

  • Schedule your Post - set a date and time for your post to go live.

  • Ask a secret question - add a question that requires a password. Only share that with your class when you are ready. You can change the password right after the quiz to a new one, for the next class. Use Response validation to check that the password is correct, then if so, the form can go to a new section with the quiz. If incorrect, you can create a message indicating that the password is wrong.

How to check Form Responses

Helpful Resources & Videos

Using Forms with Google Classroom

How to use Google Forms for Beginners

Google Forms - Create a Quiz

Grading Open Questions

Import Scores into Google Classroom

Timed Quizzes

New Feature: Embed a Google Forms response into Docs, Slides, and Drawings. Like a Live Poll!