Thursday, February 11, 2016

Google Forms: Some New Features!

Hey All!

Google Forms got some rockin' new features yesterday that have some really awesome time savers built in.

Tip:  You'll need to make sure you have the new Google Forms enabled on your account first.  If you're not using them yet, when you make a new form you should click the "Try the new Google Forms" button at the top to "switch".



Once there, you now have access to a whole bunch of new features.  First, if you visit https://docs.google.com/forms/ you'll notice that up the top of the page there are now templates you can click to quickly create new forms.


As of yesterday, the new Google Forms now has Add-ons as well!  To "add" them (mind the pun), click the 3 dots in the top right hand corner, then "Get add-ons".    


To see which "add-ons" you already have on your account, click the puzzle piece up the top.



These add-ons (I'll do a quick blog post about some of my favorites soon) are tiny little programs that can help awesomize your form for the classroom.  For example, you can remove options on multiple choice items as they are selected using the Choice Eliminator add-on (think parent/teacher conference sign up times, etc.)

The final new addition to forms is you can now view individual responses on the form without having to look at the spreadsheet.


Click the button which says "INDIVIDUAL" and you can then scroll through your students' individual responses.  Quite cool!

Enjoy!

Donnie Piercey
@mrpiercey
donnie.piercey@eminence.kyschools.us


8 comments:

  1. Question: I am still using the older version of forms but when i go to the try new forms, i do not see the more get add on buttons. Is there something im doing incorrect?

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    1. It's possible that your district doesn't have "rapid release" for your school domain turned on. In other words, it may still be a couple of weeks before it appears within your school account. But it's coming!

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    2. That was going to be my question as well - thank you for answering it! I'll ask my sysadmin about rapid release.

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  3. Is there a way to insert a table, picture, graph in the question of a google form? My students need to read the graph or see the picture to answer the question.

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    1. Yes. Insert --> Image (if using the Old Forms) or --> Add image if you're using the new. Place the chart/image (can be a screenshot/screen grab) into your form, and then put a question directly below it.

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  4. So this means Flubaroo should work now. Yay! I had switched to new forms but had to switch back when I realized that I couldn't access add-ons.

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