Why grade quizzes when Google Quizzes will do it for you? Google Forms recently upgraded features to make creating quizzes, exit tickets, and more.
Whether you’ve been using Google Forms to make quizzes for a while, or you are just starting out, your life just got easier.
Google Quizzes: Getting Started
The first thing you need to do is create a new form or open an existing form.
Once you have a form open, you can turn it into a quiz. The great news is that any form you’ve created in the past can be turned into a Google Quiz with one click. No need to start over.
Up until June 27th, anyone filling out a form could request an immediate copy of the form. For teachers giving quizzes in multiple classes, this wasn’t ideal. Now you have the ability to decide whether you want this. Just turn off response receipts. This could allow students to see feedback without having a copy sent to them.
Google Quizzes: Questions
You can have questions in multiple formats. Simply choose a question type like multiple choice, paragraph or short answer.
You can include photos and videos and have students answer questions about what they see.
Google Quizzes: Answer Key
It is simple to create an answer key.
You can assign any number of points to a question.
Google Quizzes: Immediate Feedback
One of the great new features is that students can have immediate feedback to a question. It could be something as simple as a congratulations for getting the right answer, or it could be an opportunity to direct students towards a reteaching opportunity or an enrichment activity.
There is an opportunity to add a link in the feedback.
Google Quizzes: Responses
Google Quizzes will autocorrect the responses and give you quick data at your fingertips. Just click the Responses tab.
I love that it will let us know if there are any frequently missed questions. I can take a look at the question to see if it was clearly asked. I can also find out that what I need to reteach before the whole class is even done taking the quiz.
Besides looking at whole class data, it allows us to take a look at individual responses. For those of you that aren’t in love with looking at spreadsheets, this could let you avoid looking at one.
For this practice quiz, I didn’t auto record email addresses (since I was the one taking the quiz over and over). Starting out asking for a name and automatically collecting email addresses would make this individual quiz view great.
Google Quizzes: Sharing
There are three main ways to share a Google Form or Google Quiz. You can send it via email, a link, or embed it.
Usually the first thing I do when I make a quiz, is copy the link into my browser to test it out.
I’ve embedded the silly quiz I made for this demo here. Feel free to take it.
Google Quizes: Email Notification
If I’m giving a quiz all at the same time, I might not want to turn on the email notifications. However, I would turn them on after the initial round if I had absent students take the quiz at a later date.
I also turn on email notifications when I send out forms to my staff members so I know when to check the responses.
Google Quizzes: Options
You can add a description on a lot of question types. This gives you the opportunity to give additional information.
Multiple Choice questions allow you to go to a section based on an answer. This is a great way to do something like a Choose Your Own Adventure.
With Short Answer questions, you have the option to use a range of numbers and so much more as an answer.
Choose data validation to explore the options.
Getting Started with Google in the Classroom
Are you thinking about getting started with Google in your Classroom? You might consider taking a look at my Google Driver’s License: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills for the Google Classroom.
Whether students have never used Google in the Classroom, or if they’ve used it some, this will help them gain the basic skills they need to be successful. This leveled interactive activity takes them step by step through skills using screen shots and gifs (like this blog post). As a culminating activity, students will apply what they’ve learned to create their own Google Driver’s License.
Check out all my Resources for Google Apps here.
Check out my Digital / Paperless Classroom board on Pinterest.
This makes me so happy! I’ve been using Google forms for a while to create tests/quizzes, but this makes it soooo much easier. I’m so glad Google has upgraded to this, and thank you so much for explaining these new features. This is awesome!
Mercedes Hutchens says
Thanks, Lyndsey! They upgraded the Fluberoo add on at the same time. If you use that you’ll have even more options. 🙂
I can’t wait to use Google Quizzes! That is a great tip about turning off the receipts to students. I would not have thought of that on my own!
Darlene Anne says
Thank you for explaining this new feature! I can’t wait to use it this year!