Google Forms - Create a Quiz

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We're going to go through how to set up a quiz using Google Forms.

There's a lot of different ways to start. I'm just starting in my Google Drive

right now and I'm going to right click and go to more which is where forms are

available. I'll just do a new Google Form. You can start out from a template.

There's a blank quiz available in the templates, but if we start from scratch

then we'll be able to explain all the options to you. We're going to go with

a blank form. Starting with a blank form brings us to this screen that's

ready for us to start designing our quiz. We're gonna call this...maybe this is a

world history class 101 level in quiz 2. You see when you rename the file,

it's also going to rename the title of the quiz. But, I don't want it to be that

file name. That file name was just for my quick reference here. I'm going to call this

World History Fall Quiz. You see it left the name of the entire quiz file

independent of what you're naming the quiz when your students see it. If

you wanted to do a further description, you could say that this is a review of

the first chapter. Now, let's come in the upper right-hand corner and look at some

of these customization options. The first one, which is optional. If you want

to style it, you can choose a header image. If you have a school logo, you

can pick it up there for the theme color. I happen to know what color I want but,

if you're not sure, you can just use one of the stock colors that's provided to

you as a choice. That's changed this quiz to the color of my school and let's

make the background color a little bit lighter.

Change the font too, if you want. There's a couple different options there. We're just going to

leave it where it is. Then you have a better looking quiz if it's a cool color.

Next, we're going to go through some settings. These settings govern the

entire quiz. Some of the others that we'll go through later are just on

particular questions. If you turn this option on, it's going to collect the

email addresses of your students and you can also send them a copy of their

responses via email if you check this box. You can

restrict who can sign in to this. Here you're seeing that I have my own G-Suite

account which is within this organization. I could leave that

checked and only other people that are in my organization can take the test.

This could be a Google for Education account. You would probably want to

restrict it to your students, right? So, consider leaving that checked. If you

want to find out more about what G Suite is and using it for your company, I did

put a link down in the comments. It allows you to use Gmail Google Forms and

Google Docs and other apps as a company. This next box will limit your

students to taking the quiz only one time. I think, in most circumstances, you

want that checked. Let's do that. In order to do that, you have to require the

users to sign into Google. Otherwise, Google doesn't know who they are so it

can't limit them to one time. If you want to enable your students to edit their

responses after they submit, check that. If you want them to see where

the curve is, at the point in time when they submit their responses, leave that

checked. These are pretty self-explanatory: a progress bar and

shuffling the order of the questions. You can also tell them, "Hey, your quiz

responses have been recorded." Otherwise, it's not going to give them a message.

Here's an important setting, If you click this slider, it's going to

introduce the functionality that Google Forms has that changes it just from a

regular form to a quiz. That is going to allow you to assign different point

values to questions and it's going to turn on some auto grading options.

Let's leave that on and we're going to click Save now. Notice I left on that the

users can see the correct answers and their missed questions. Later in this

video, we're going to see what happens when you leave that on and consider

turning those off now. Now it's time to jump in and start designing your

questions. Add your first question here with the plus sign. We're going to

left click on add question and there's a lot of different things going on just in

this box. We're just going to start with the questions. We're going

to say, "When was Napoleon born?" A couple

things have already happened here. One, Google is suggesting this is to be a

multiple choice. That could change based on what question you put in. And, it's

also suggesting a correct answer. Assuming we want this one to be multiple

choice from these different options, let's leave it at multiple choice for

now. We'll go over the other ones later. We're going to left-click on the

suggested answer. We're going to assume that that's right. If you see the

green checkmark to the right of it, it's Google as saying this is the

one that. The one we have set right now is the right answer. If the student answers that,

they're going to get points for it. It's also suggesting wrong answers. Let's

add this one and then we're going to add another one. The one that we added is

called "other." This will enable your students to type in another answer

because they don't think either of these two are right. This question is ready.

Let's go to the answer key. It already knows that correct answer that it

suggested to you is right. We can assign it a point value. Let's make

this five points. At this point, we're done. Let's scroll down. You just

move on to the next question. Left click where it says untitled question.

We're going to do our next one now. We're gonna do something more subjective.

We're going to say, "Why is Napoleon so well known?" Google has

read this question and it already knows this is probably going to be a short

answer. It's not going to be a multiple choice. You can also change it to a

paragraph, but let's just leave it on short answer for now. Another thing

that's happening here, we don't need to do it, but if you require an answer to

this question it's going to put a red asterisk on it and then that red

asterisk is going to be defined as something you have to answer before you

submit the quiz. Let's give our students the ability to not answer it so we'll

leave that unchecked. If you've talked to your students about making sure a short

answer isn't too short, and you want to make sure it's greater than a certain

length, you can validate the response. You can say the length of this

response, the minimum character count, needs to be at least 15 characters

or I'm going to tell them, "Please write a longer answer." This doesn't have to do

with grading it right or wrong, this has to do with a message. It's going to

pop up to them if they move on from this answer with the answer being too short.

Let's go to this answer key. This is going to work differently because there

is no set right or wrong answer since this one is takes a little bit more

effort. We're gonna make it 10 points and we're just not going to add a correct

answer therefore we can't mark any other answers incorrect. We're going to have

to come back in here later to grade this one. Scroll down a little bit. If

you're doing questions like this, you can't give the students their

immediate grades when you're done because otherwise this is going to be

marked wrong. Let's move on to another type of question. We're going to

go to add a question. It keeps putting them down at the bottom. I'm going to scroll down

so we can see it a little bit better. This time we're going to start with the

type of question instead of having it guess for us. Paragraph works similar to

short answer so we don't need to go over that. If you do checkboxes, what that

means is the student can check more than one as opposed to drop-down where the

student has a drop-down and I'll show you how that works. They can only pick

one. It works similar to multiple choice how it did up here, but it just gives

them a different interface. We'll ask them "What country is he" so I don't have to

misspell it again "from?" Option one is going to be Ireland, option two will be

France, and option 3 will be Libya. We'll come down and we'll give the

answer as France. First, let's give it five points. Here you see it's saying,

hey choose the correct answer. Let's just come down and left-click on France.

That's done now that we've added a few. Let's go see what this quiz looks like

so far. To do that, we're going to go in the upper right hand corner and

left-click on preview. Now we're coming in as if we're a student and you'll

notice that it's telling me, hey we're collecting your email account, it's going

to be recorded when you submit this form. We're going to do a wrong guess when

Napoleon was born. That red isn't saying that it's wrong message, that's

the theme that you picked. Napoleon was so well-known because he was good.

No, please write a longer answer. All right, so it gave me that feedback

immediately. He was good at leading his people. What country is he from?

You notice there's only one answer for this as well, but the format is different

than it was up here. You left click on choose and then you pick the correct

answer from a drop-down. Also, take a look here on the right hand side. It's telling

the student how many points each is worth. I'll come in here and left click

on submit. If I click view score, it gives me

this instant feedback. If you don't want students to be able to see this,

come back to where you design the quiz, go into the settings, and look at the

quizzes tab. You need to change the setting for release grade to later, after

manual review. Then they can't see the correct answers. Let's change the

release grade, uncheck correct answers, and click Save. We also add the setting

that you can only take it one time, so I'm going to have to change that setting.

I'll go back in and show you what it looks like. In order to take this quiz

again, we're going to have to uncheck limit to one

response. Although, you may want to leave that on for your students. Click Save.

Let's look at it again. If we say Napoleon was born, we're going to pick the

wrong year. Why is mo... ugh, typo there. Why is Napoleon so well known? He was

good. The validation is still coming up because that's not saying it's a right

or wrong answer. He was good at his job and he is from Ireland. Let's submit this.

The student has no idea they just failed that but it does say, "Your response

has been recorded." That's what our quiz looks like so far.

We've gone over some of the more simple question types. There's two in

here that are not incredibly complicated, but they are

a little bit more involved than these at the top. The two that I'm talking about

are multiple choice grid and checkbox grid. The difference between these is

that multiple choice grid will only allow one answer per row and checkbox

grid will allow more than one answer. Let's just use the multiple choice grid.

They're both going to be pretty similar. The question is going to be "What regions were these wars fought in?" Now, a

teacher might not like that because I ended in a preposition, but that's okay.

Say WWII and tab down to the next row, Vietnam War, and then the

Korean War. The columns are going to be our answers that these are going to

be matched up to. Some of these are going to be really hard. The first one's

Vietnam. That's going to be a brain buster. The second one is also going to be

hard, Korean Peninsula. The students can back into the last one, this

is a gimme question. You got to let him relax every once in a while. Europe, Northern

Africa, and Pacific Ocean. It's an ocean war. There's your answers. If

you go down again, it's pushed some of the functionality below the screen. But,

if you scroll down, you see it. I don't care about requiring a response in each

row. If the students miss a question, we're going to say that that they need

to learn by getting it wrong so that they are more careful next time. So, we'll

leave that off. The answer key is pretty smart. It lets you see the

question as if you're taking it, and then you can just fill in the answers. The

Vietnam War, mmm probably in Vietnam. Korean War, we're gonna say the Korean

Peninsula. Give the point values. Each of these are going to be two points.

Those are all the question types that we're going to go over. Beyond just

adding answers, you can also add let's just say some extra navigation to your

quiz. You do that by going to add a section. It's a little hard to tell

by these screens, but what adding a section does is

it allows you to group the questions in a page on the quiz. When someone gets

past this multiple-choice question, they're going to have to press a button

that says next, and then they'll come to this section in the quiz under which you

can group more questions. Maybe one of the sections is

pre-industrial revolution. Maybe the next one is post-industrial revolution. You

can also add a video into the question or add an image. We're gonna add

a question to this other section just so you can see how that will flow for the

student. We're gonna say, this is just one more question. It's our last one. It

suggested that we add yes, no, maybe. Great idea

Google, we're just going to do that. You leave the answer key off for now because

all we want to do is show you how this quiz looks now that we're

done. The student will see the questions in the first section, but at the end,

they're going to have a Next button. When they click Next, it'll bring them to

the last section that you made. Those are your basic question types.

Hopefully we went through enough where you understand how to prepare a quiz for

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