• Google Forms

  • Create a Google Form

    Create a Google Form from Google Drive or directly at forms.google.com. (Forms.new works, too!)

    New button in Google Drive

    new google form

    See detailed instructions on the Google Support Page

  • Send a Google Form

    To send a form for someone to fill out, you can either:

    1. Click on the eyeball on the top right to Preview the form.

    2. Copy that hyperlink and email it to recipients.


    1. Click on Send on the top right. 

    2. Enter the email address(es) of the recipient(s). Or click the hyperlink button and copy the link to email to your Outlook email group. 

  • Add a Collaborator to edit the form with you

    To invite someone to edit a Google Form with you:

    1. Click on the three vertical dots on the top right of the form.

    2. Click Add collaborators

    3. Enter the email address(es). 

    three dots add collaborators

  • Create a Quiz or Rubric

    Use Google Forms to:

  • Google Form Add-Ons

    How to add an add-on

    To add an add-on, click on the three vertical dots on the top right of the form (see image below). Choose "Add-Ons" and search for the name of the add-on. 

    google forms add-ons

    How to find it

    After you have added the add-on, you will find it by clicking the puzzle piece. 

    google forms add-ons puzzle piece

    Our Favorite Add-ons

    Autocrat - a Sheets Add-On but works with Forms & Docs for mail merging. Click to learn more - Autocrat presentation with templates

    Mapping Sheets - a Sheets Add-On but works with Forms

    rowCall - creates individual sheets for every unique cell in that column 

    Email Notifications for Google Forms - see instructions on this Google Form page

    Form Publisher - easily send feedback to form submitters (e.g. teacher walk-through forms).

    "Choice Limit, Choice Limiter, Choice Removal" - alternative to Choice Eliminator

    MORE on the Google Add-Ons page.

  • Force a Copy of a Google Form

    Force a Copy

    Have you ever wanted to share your form with your fellow teachers/colleagues, but don't need to give them access to your data? Learn how to generate a link that forces the user to create a copy of your form directly into their Google Drive.


  • Add Voice Notes to Google Forms (Oral Accommodations)

    Mote Chrome Extension

    The Mote extension gives you the ability to add voice notes to Google Forms, Docs, and Slides.

    Watch the video below to show how you can add voice notes to Google Forms.

    Link to install the Mote Extension

    Talk and Comment Extension

    The Talk and Comment Extension lets you create voice notes inside any service on the web, including Google Forms.

    Watch the video below for a demonstration.

  • Excellent Google Form Resources

    Excellent Google Form Resources by Eric Curts: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/p/resources-google-forms.html

How to Create a Google Form

  • Google Forms - Email Notifications

    The Google Form add-on "Email Notifications for Google Forms" allows you to send automatic emails to multiple people when a form is submitted. The example below is for Teacher Walkthroughs.

    Free version limit: 20 form submissions per day

    1. Open your Google Form. 

    2. Add the Email Notifications for Google Forms add-on.

    3. You will need to have email addresses as answer choices before you begin creating the rule for the email notification. For example, you might have a question titled "Teacher Observed". Make the answers in a "Dropdown" list format and each answer choice will be a teacher's email address. 

    teacher observed emails

    Do this for every question that has multiple email addresses to whom you'd like to receive an email. If you need only one person to receive an email, you don't need to create a question just for their one email address. You will have the option to enter an email address when setting up the rule in the add-on. For example, if you want only one counselor to receive this form notification upon submission, you will be able to enter his/her email address in the rule set-up process.

    4. Be sure you have added the add-on. Open the add-on by clicking on the puzzle piece and click "Email Notifications for Google Forms". 

    email notifications for google forms

    5. Click "Create Email Notification" (or if you've already started one, click "Manage Form Settings").

    6. Enter a Rule Name

    7. In the Email Address(es) to Notify section, enter the question field name with 2 brackets on either side. If entering more than one, separate with commas. We suggest copying and pasting the question title here to avoid errors.

    Email address to notify

     8. To edit the email content that will be sent to these recipients, scroll down to "Use a visual editor" and click Edit. This opens the Email Template Designer. Enter a clear Email Subject title. It automatically enters all answers into the email. Click Save if you're happy with that. Or you can click "Add Form Field" on the bottom right and choose only specific answers to appear in the email.

    email template designer

     There are several other choices to customize your email notification. To find out what each of them does, please click on "Learn more" to take you to detailed instructions. This is how we learned how to use this awesome tool!

    learn more

     9. Click Save Rule. Now when anyone completes the Google Form, that rule will be applied immediately. 

    Edit Existing Notification Rule

    1. To open up the rule again and edit it, click on the puzzle piece again to open Add-ons, click on the Email Notifications for Forms, then "Manage Form Settings".

    manage form settings

    2. Click "Edit" under the rule you created. 

    edit rule


    • Test this ahead of time with your colleagues! Ask them to check their email and see how it comes through. Then follow the Edit instructions above if needed.
    • Check your junk mail for the email. 


    Excellent, thorough tutorials on how to use Form Notifications: https://digitalinspiration.com/docs/form-notifications

    Contact the Digital Learning Team for hands-on support!