If you want to create surveys, quizzes, or quizzes online, Google Forms is one of the most versatile tools available right now. If you are new to Google Forms, this guide is for you. Keep reading as we tell you how to create a form in Google Forms, how to share Google Forms, how to consult Google Forms and everything else you need to know about this tool.
Google Forms: How to Create a Form
Making a form in Google Forms is pretty easy. Follow these steps.
- Visit docs.google.com/forms.
- Once the site is loaded, hover over the + to start creating a new blank form or you can choose a template. To start from scratch, press Create a new form.
- Starting from the top, you can add a title and description.
- In the box below, you can add questions. To keep adding more questions, just keep pressing the + icon on the right toolbar.
- Other settings found on the floating toolbar include importing questions from other forms, adding a caption and description, adding a photo, adding a video, and creating a separate section on your form.
- Note that at any time you can always press the Advance icon present in the upper right next to Settings, to see how your form looks when others open it.
Google forms customization: how to design forms
Now that you know the basics of Google Forms, follow these steps to design your form. That is how.
- Hit the Custom theme, next to the Preview icon, to open the theme options.
- You can then choose a preloaded image as your header or you can even choose to use a personal photo.
- You can then choose to go with the theme colour of the header image or you can set it according to your taste. Please note that the background colour depends on the theme colour you choose.
- Lastly, you can choose from a total of four different font styles.
Google Forms: Field Options
You get a ton of field options when you create a form in Google Forms. Here’s a look.
- Once you have written your question, you can choose how you want others to answer your questions.
- Options include Short Answer, which is perfect for giving a one-line answer, and there is a Paragraph, which asks the respondent for a detailed answer.
- Below that, you can even set the answer type to be Multiple Choice, Checkboxes, or Dropdown.
- Moving on, you can also select Linear if you want to scale your respondents, offering them a choice between lower and higher options. If you want to have more columns and rows in multiple-choice questions, you can select the multiple-choice grid or the checkbox grid.
- You can also ask respondents to respond by adding files. These can be photos, videos, documents, etc. You can choose to set the maximum number of files, as well as the maximum file size limit.
- If your question requires asking the specific date and time, you can also choose Date and Time respectively.
- Finally, if you want to create a duplicate field, you can do so by pressing Duplicate. You can also delete a particular field by pressing Delete.
Google Forms: How to Create a Questionnaire
Following the previous points, you can create a form, which can basically be a survey or a questionnaire. But what do you do if you want to create a questionnaire? Follow these steps.
- To transform your form into a questionnaire, go to Settings > hit the Questionnaires tab> enable Make this a test.
- You can then choose whether you want your respondents to get the results right away, or you want to reveal them later manually.
- You can also select what your respondent can see in the form of missing questions, correct answers, and point values. Hit Save close.
- Now under each question, you need to assign the correct answer and the corresponding points. To do that, hit Answer key > tick the correct answer> to assign the dots> add reply comments (optional)> hit Save.
- Now, whenever a respondent gives a correct answer, they will automatically be rewarded with all the points. Of course, you can only verify this by going to the Responses tab and selecting the respondent by their email address.
Google Forms: How to Share Responses
Now that you know how to create a form, design it, present it as a survey or quiz, let’s take a look at how you can collaborate with others to create your form, and finally how to share it with others. Follow these steps.
- Collaborating on your Google form is pretty easy, just hit the three points in the upper right corner and click Add collaborators.
- Then you can add the emails of the people you want to collaborate with or you can copy the link and share it through third-party apps like WhatsApp Web or Facebook Messenger.
- Once you are all set and ready to share your form, press Send to share your form via email or you can even submit it as a link. You can also shorten the URL just in case you want to. In addition, there is also an embed option, if you want to embed the form on your website.
Google Forms: How to View Responses
You can access all of your Google Forms on Google Drive or you can even visit the Google Forms website to access them. So to evaluate a particular form, follow these steps.
- Open your Google form that you would like to evaluate.
- Once loaded, go to Answers tongue. The first thing to do is disable Accept responses so that respondents cannot make further changes to the form.
- In addition, you can consult the Summary tab to see the performance of all respondents.
- the question The tab allows you to evaluate the answers by selecting each question one by one.
- Finally, the Individual The tab allows you to evaluate the individual performance of each respondent.
This is everything you need to know about Google Forms. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions.