Google Form Setup Basics

There are many reasons why you would want to use a Google Form.

  1. Assessment (Summative, Formative)
  2. Survey
  3. Activities: choose adventure, student led projects,
  4. Voting
  5. School Forms (Intervention, ODR)
  6. Reflection
  7. Data collection

Whatever your reason is, Forms is a practical way for classrooms to lead in instruction and learn through practice.

Starting a Google Form

  1. Visit Google Drive
  2. Click on the New button
  3. From the drop down, click more and choose Google Forms


Google Form Layout



Titles the form and the file name.

Build Form

In the questions section, you are building your Form with content including but not limited to questions, images, sections, videos.

View Data

In the responses section, you are viewing your up-to-date responses, charts of data collected, and a direct link to the Google Spreadsheet where all your data is collected. Here you can set email notifications upon form submission.

Question Choices


Question Choice

Select from options: short answer, paragraph, multiple choice, check boxes, drop-down, linear scale, multiple choice grid, date, time.

Add Content



Form Options

Form Options


This really covers the what when starting a Google Form. The next series of posts will cover different features such as actually making form content, what to do with your data, best practices when sending forms, and add-ons.

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