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A Handy Infographic Featuring 10 Important New Google Forms Tips for Teachers

June 21, 2016
For those of you who haven’t tried the new Google Forms yet, the visual guide below will help you get started. It features 10 important features that will help you create engaging forms, polls, and surveys. As a teacher, you can use Forms for a variety of purposes including: planning an event, making surveys and polls, creating quizzes, collecting feedback and other information from students and many more. This infographic is entirely based on insights from Docs Editor Help. Enjoy

new google forms tips


 1- Create a survey, poll, or quiz
  • Go to docs.google.com/forms.
  • In the bottom right, click Plus Expand icon.
  • A new form will automatically open.
  • Type in a title for your question and choose one of the following questions types:Multiple choice, Checkbox, Short answer, Paragraph…
2- Create a form from a spreadsheet in Google Sheets
  • While working with a spreadsheet, click Insert  Form.
  • To edit your form click on Add questions here
  • A new form will automatically be created. A new tab will appear at the bottom of your spreadsheet labeled “Form responses,”  where all responses to your form will be added.
3- Add a section
  • Open a form.
  • Click New Section .
  • Title the new section.
4- Add an image or video
  • Open a form.
  • To add an image, click Add Image . To add a video, click add Video .
  • Choose your image or video and click Select.
5- Add a theme to a form
  • Open the form
  • Click the Color palette icon .
  • Choose a color for your form. Or, to add a theme, you can click the Image icon  and add an existing theme to your form from Google+.
6- Send respondents to a specific section based on an answer
  • Open the form.
  • Click the Question icon  and add a question you want to lead to a specific section of your form. The question needs to be either:
  • Multiple choice
  • Choose from a list
  • On the right side of the question, click the More icon .
  • Choose Go to section based on answer.
  • Next to your answers for this question, choose specific pages to send respondents to when they choose an answer.
7- Choose a form response destination
  • Open the form.
  • At the top, click the Responses tab
  • Click the More icon .
  • Select Choose a response destination.
  • Choose from the following destinations:
  • New spreadsheet: Creates a new spreadsheet in Google Sheets for responses
  • Enter in an existing spreadsheet: Choose from your existing spreadsheets in Google Sheets to store responses
  • Click Create.
8- Send your form to respondents
  • You can share a form through email, social media, or embed link:
  • Open the form.
  • In the top right, click Send.
  • Choose which sharing option you want to add
9- Share your form with collaborators
  • Open a form.
  • Click the File menu.
  • If you don't see a "File" menu, click the More icon  in the top right.
  • Choose Add collaborators.
  • In the text box under "Invite people," add the names or email addresses of your collaborators and choose the level of access you want them to have.
  • Click Done.
10- Delete responses from within a form
  • Open the file.
  • At the top of the form, click the Responses tab.
  • On the right, click the More icon .
  • Choose Delete all responses.