Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Google Forms - A New Feature!

Many of us use Google forms for assessments or to take a survey, however, did you know that students can submit files in a Google Form?  

Just think of the possibilities. . .  students could submit an audio recording where they record their answer verbally using Vocaroo or Twisted Wave.  

Students can submit an image, PDF or even a Google Drawing to show the answer to a higher level question that involves creation and design.

Students can submit a Google Doc, Spreadsheet or Presentation which makes it simple to integrate the Google Suite.

Students can submit a video file as well. So if students have a video they have saved in MP4 format, they can submit that video in a Google Form. 

So what does this new feature look like?  

Like any other type of question (short answer, multiple choice, date etc.) that is already available in Google Forms, you will see a new entry called ‘
File upload’. As the form creator, all you need to do is to add a new question, and select this option in the list. 

You can limit the type of file that you want to allow for submission or allow all file types.  You will also have to option to limit the file size as well.

When students are ready to submit a file in the Google Form, they will see this:

Students can upload a file or find a file from their Google Drive. The teacher will then be able to open the submitted file in the responses tab or in the spreadsheet of responses.

There are so many possibilities for using this feature of Google Forms. How might you use the ability to have students upload a file in Google Forms?

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