Did you know that you can create self-rating questionnaires using Google forms? You can even share the quizzes you create with your students through Google Classroom. Continue with this article if you want to know how to create your own self-rating contest, how to automatically rate the contest, and how to share the contest and results with your Google Classroom.
The length of the test that you create will determine the total amount of time this process will take. However, the entire project is remarkably straightforward. At first, you will have to use a Google Form for your exam. The Google form can be completely new or you can even turn one of your already created forms into a questionnaire.
To create a self-rating test:
- From the Google Drive screen (you must already be connected), open a new form. To do this, click the New button towards the top left of the screen.
- Then click More at the bottom of the menu.
- Then click on Google Forms. This will take you to a blank form.
- If you want to quickly use a test template (preferably), before clicking Google Forms, click > on the right. This will provide two options: blank form or a template. Select from a template and scroll down to the “Education” section and choose Blank Quiz.
- This will avoid the need to take the immediate next step, so it’s up to you.
- Click on the gear icon to open the “Settings” menu and go to the “Quizzes” tab.
- Toggle the “Make this a quiz” selector and some new options will be presented.
- You can set it up so that once the exam grade is posted, your students can see their grade immediately after submitting it.
- If you need time to review the results and prefer to delay the publication of the questionnaire, that is also an option.
- The options will let you decide if students can see their missing questions, correct answers, and question point values simply by clicking the appropriate checkboxes.
- When you’re done with the setup, return to your blank test form.
- Click on the question to make it appear in the drop-down menu on the right. After adding the first question of your quiz, click on the drop-down menu.
- The drop-down menu will allow you to set the answer format you need for the question provided.
- For the questionnaire to be self-rated, it must have the format configured in “Multiple choice”, “Checkboxes” or “Drop-down answers”. Any other option will not be automatically graded.
- When set to “Multiple Choice”, enter three or four possible answers to the question.
- After adding the answers, you will see the “Answer Key” pop-up at the bottom of the window. Click on “Answer Key” and you will be able to mark which answer is correct for the given question.
- To assign points to answers, look to the upper right of the “Answer Key” window. Adjust the response value by clicking the up or down arrows.
- Click on “Add feedback” if you want a pop-up to appear for students after the question has been answered. Something like “Correct” or “Not quite correct” might be appropriate.
- You can even write a short sentence or a whole paragraph explaining to the student why their answer is correct or incorrect.
- If you need something more visual to correct the student, you can click on the “Link” icon. This will allow you to add a link to the “Add feedback” option in case you need to move the student’s memory, directing them to a page or video with more information on the question or topic.
- Add as many questions, answers, and comments as you need to complete the full questionnaire.
- To test the self-rating or just see how the test is progressing, you can click Preview. It will be the Eye icon to the left of the Cog or Settings icon.
- This is recommended so that you can test the exam before sending it to your students.
- Click Preview at the top right of the window, and then select the correct answer for each question in the quiz. In short, pretend to be a student. After each question has been answered, click Submit.
- With the option to see the result immediately selected above, you should be able to see all the correct and incorrect answers after clicking Submit. A pop-up window will appear. Click View Your Score to see which questions you answered and which were not, as well as the total points you have earned.
- To see all the contests already submitted, you can go to the “Answers” tab located at the top of the editing window (to the right of the “questions” tab).
- The data can be viewed as a summary by clicking Summary, or you can check each student by clicking Individual.
Now you have no reason to score every test by hand. All the necessary information can be found in a visual presentation in the Google form window.
To load all the data and transfer it to a spreadsheet, just click on the green icon (Google spreadsheet icon) found in the “Answers” tab. When the mouse cursor remains over the icon, it will be displayed as Create Spreadsheet. Click the icon and the data will be automatically uploaded to a Google Sheet so you can easily refer to individual responses, scores, and other important information.
Now that the self-rating test creation is complete, you should be much more familiar with the basics of using Google Forms. Now is the time to show you how to share your creation with your Google Classroom.
To easily share your new self-graded test with the class:
- Click Submit, located in the upper right corner of the “Blank Questionnaire” screen (or whatever you want it to be called). You should now be looking at a “submission form.”
- The “submission form” will have several different ways that you can submit or attach the form. You can choose to send it by email, link, embed it, or even through social media like Facebook and Twitter. There is also the option of adding collaborators if the questionnaire is the work of a team.
- The embed option allows you to embed your test form on a website.
- To share with Google Classroom, select the “Link” tab.
- To facilitate sharing, the option to shorten the URL is provided. Just click on the box next to “Shorten URL” to automatically shorten your test URL.
- Click “Copy” to copy the link to your clipboard so that you can paste the URL into your Google Classroom.
- If you’d rather upload the form directly to your Google classroom, go to the class, click New Assignment, and then the Google Drive icon at the bottom of the window. From here, select the questionnaire you want to upload.
- Click Assign and your new assignment will appear in your Classroom with the attached test form. Have your students click on the assignment to open the quiz.
- After students have completed the quiz and submitted it, you can click View Answers in Sheets to see the answers already uploaded in the appropriate columns for you.
That’s all. With your newfound knowledge of Google forms, you should now be able to create a self-rating questionnaire, which you can upload to your classroom, and have your students complete. Not only that, but now you also know how to check responses on Google Forms or upload them to a Google Sheet for easy viewing.