Building a Google Form: Question Types

This section will focus on adding form items covering a random assortment of options and reasons why you would chose them. 

Question Options:

buttons

  • Duplicate questions- boxes button
  • Delete questions- trashcan button
  • Make questions required- slider button (marks questions with a * )
  • Add a question description- 3 dots
  • Data validation- 3 dots

Short Answer

Short text area commonly used for short answers, names, a sentence.  

Short Answer

 

 

Paragraph

Long text area commonly used for extended response, several sentences, or paragraph. Even though the form may look like there is a line, it can hold a great deal of information.

Paragraph

Multiple Choice

Used for specific choice, however you can customize an answer to go to a different section (page) base off the answer.

Multiple Choice

Checkboxes

One or more answer option (at least, more than). Using data validation (3 dots) you can set rules to allow an exact number > or <.

Checkboxes

Dropdown

Used for specific choice and commonly used for listing items such as names, dates, or answer choices.
Note- I added an image prior to this question.

dropdownquestion

Linear Scale

Rating system for one question. Commonly used for self assessments, reflection, surveys, and rating a topic.

Linear Scale

Multiple Choice Grid

Rating system for more than one topic or one topic with subtopics. Commonly used for self-assessment, reflection, surveys, and rating items.

Multiple Choice Grid

Date and Time

Are used if you created a form that documents a specific date or time or if you were assessing student knowledge that involved listing date or time. It’s important to note that you know you do not need to use these items if you want to know when someone has submitted a form. Each submission by default will produce a time-stamp of when it has been submitted.

 

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