Stop bringing home endless amounts of papers to grade at night. Use Google Forms to help you create online tests. Check out my Prezi below to see how:
- Go to your Drive
Select Create (a red, rectangular button on the left-hand side of your screen)– Then choose Form
- You will be prompted to give your form a title and to choose a theme (background) for it.
- At the very top, underneath the heading Form Settings, uncheck the box that says “Require login to view this form.” You don’t want your students to have to login when taking the tests, you can avoid this by simply ensuring that you have a space on the form for them to write their names.
Choose your question type. You have many options, including:a. Multiple Choiceb. Choose from a list (dropdown menu)c. Text (short answer)d. Paragraph Text (longer answer)e. Scale (i.e. “on a scale of 1 to 10”)f. Grid
- Type in your question and, if applicable, the answers that you would like your students to be able to choose from.
- Checking the “required question” box will put a red star next to the item, indicating to the students that they must answer the question or they will not be able to submit their test.
- Whenever you want to add a new question, click “add item.”
The form automatically saves, so you don’t have to.– When you’re done you can just close the tab!
You have the choice to change the message they see after they submit their test.– The box that says “Allow responders to edit responses after submitting” allows them to go back and change any answers after they submit their test. It’s up to you whether you want to give students this option.
You can share the form with your students directly from the form creation page or from your drive. When you share the form, Google will send them a link to take the test.
All of your students responses will go to a spreadsheet, which has automatically been created in your Drive.
That’s it! You now have an online test.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can use Flubaroo, which will grade these online tests for you… We’ll talk about that in another post.