Google Forms is a Web-based application used to collect data from participants. It is a quick way to create polls, email collection funnels, and quizzes. Google Forms and results are saved in the cloud, specifically, in Google Drive, and can be accessed from a phone, tablet, or computer. Google Forms can be extended with third party add-ons.
Google Forms has a number of different question types to include multiple choice, checkboxes, dropdowns, short answer, paragraphs, linear scales, multiple choice grids, etc. It is also possible to do page branching and question skipping based on your design. With Google Forms, you can change the look and feel with imagery and themes.
It is possible to share results with anyone for viewing or editing. Results can be displayed in real time as a chart or response info. Data can be sent to Google Sheets for additional analysis.
Google Forms will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as a mobile devices.
The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPad with a Web browser.
Access to Google Forms is accomplished through a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
Google Forms is accessed by going to https://forms.google.com/
Learning resources information
Key Web links
Guides and Beginner Instructions
Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Google Forms and its capabilities.
- Google Forms Help
- Google Forms Help 2
- Google Forms Help 3
- 7 Things You Need to Know about Google Forms and Spreadsheets (PDF)
- Create a free online survey with Google Forms
- Supercharge Your Google Forms and Get More out of Them
- Try the New Add-ons for Google Forms
Here are a number of great ideas for using Google Forms in a education environment.
- 80+ Google Forms for the Classroom
- 7 Tips To Use Google Forms In eLearning
- Educational Technology and Mobile Learning – Google Forms
- Using Google Forms for Student Engagement and Learning
- 5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Use Google Forms
- Google Classroom: Attaching Google Forms for Students
- Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms
- 10 ways I use Google Forms in my tablet classroom
Tips and Shortcuts
Here collections of tips and shortcuts for using Google Forms better.
- Multiple Google Forms to One Spreadsheet
- Run a Poll on Twitter with Google Forms
- Inserting Images Into Google Forms
- How-To: Link Google Forms to QR Codes
- Pre-Populating a Google Form in 4 easy steps
- Email Confirmations from Google Forms
- Taking Google Forms to the Next Level
- 10 Advanced Tips & Tricks For Google Forms
Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Google Forms.