You can use Google Forms to create forms, surveys, and quizzes as well as to collaboratively edit and share the forms with other people. Use Google forms for intake, pre-workshop or program assessment, program, session, or event evaluation, and more.
Google provides pre-designed templates including feedback, and course evaluation. You can also build from scratch using the blank template option. There are many types of questions available, including short answer, paragraph response, multiple choice, checkboxes, dropdown, linear scale, and multiple choice grid. You can also add custom logic that take survey respondents down different survey pathways based on how they answer questions. You can embed images and video directly into a form, which is a great way to assess what students think and learn immediately after viewing the image or video. You can also include an upload feature for students to upload documents.
The data from Google Forms is collected in a Google Spreadsheet, which allows for further analysis. Google Forms also offers a “summary of responses” feature that creates visual representation of close-ended questions (e.g., multiple choice, checkbox). Google allows users to embed, link, and email Google forms, so that you can easily share the results with others.
Current known uses in the sector
- Google Forms can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival to survey Newcomers, create registration forms, polls, and more.
Google Forms is free with a personal Google account, accessed through Google Drive.
Service Context and activities
Google Forms can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools as a tool to engage with Newcomers capture Newcomer feedback, ideas, insights, suggestions, comprehension, conduct pre- and post-session evaluations and assessments, etc.
Make sure you do not use a personal Google account. Your organization should have an account, or you should create a separate account that is specific and only for work-related Jamboards.
Ease of use & Accessibility
Google Forms is a easy way to prepare forms, survey, and quizzes. Google apps supports screen reader, TalkBack, full page zoom, high contrast settings, and chrome accessibility extensions to increase accessibility (see Google Accessibility).
Surveys and assessments created in Google Forms are accessible on mobile devices.
Privacy/security features (including data security and message encryption)
You can change the language settings in Google Forms.