Google Forms Updates: Create Quizzes in Google Forms

This afternoon, while preparing to deliver some PD on Google Forms tomorrow, I was reviewing Google Forms and noticed something new pop up in the top of the screen: a create quiz section.  This excited me for several reasons, including the possibility of being able to skip Flubaroo when grading quizzes in Google Forms.

In this post, I will break down some of the new features of Google Forms and share how they can be used to increase communication in the classroom and increase teacher efficiency.

Collect Email Addresses 

One of my biggest complaints with previous versions of Google Forms was that teachers could not collect the usernames of people filling out  a form without giving them the ability to get a copy of the questions and their responses.  This could be problematic if a teacher were to assign a test early in the day. By the end of the class period, all students could potentially have access to the test questions (let's hold off on the conversation about what might be wrong with the assessment in this scenario).  Now, teachers are able to collect the usernames of people filling out a form and choose whether or not those users can get a copy of the questions and their answers.  

Teachers can select COLLECT EMAIL ADDRESS to automatically record the email address of the people filling out the Form and select RESPONSE RECEIPTS to allow users to request a copy of the questions and their responses. 

Quizzes Baked into Google Forms

Google Forms now allows teachers to create a quiz in a Google Form and grade all objective questions right in the form by clicking the settings gear, then Quizzes. 

The only downside of creating a Google Form as as quiz that I can see is that unlike with the most recent version of Flubaroo, users can only grade multiple choice, check box, and drop-down menu questions inside the Form.  So, teachers will need to manually grade the subjective questions (short answer and paragraph questions) and add those grades to the quiz score generated by Google Forms. 

Teachers can easily create an answer key for any objective questions in a Google Form by clicking the question, then clicking ANSWER KEY

When a teacher creates a quiz in Google Forms, the Responses spreadsheet also gets a new column for student score.  This is helpful because many teachers want to be able to look down that column and enter grades right into their grade book and, for the most part, this feature will be very helpful for teachers.  Again, the only downside to this is that short answer and paragraph questions cannot be graded - either automatically or manually - in the Google Form, so teachers will have to grade those questions independently. 

One other feature I was looking for in this update was for Google Classroom to inherit the grades on Google Forms quizzes. Unfortunately, it looks like that didn't happen in this update.  Hopefully this is something Google will roll out in the future. 

For a more detailed walk-though of the updates to Google Forms, check out the YouTube video below.  

Did I miss a new feature?  What would you like to see Google add to Forms in the future?  Use the comments section to share out. 

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