Google Forms allows you to create and edit a variety of forms, either from scratch or by using a template. We'll go over how to create your own forms, the various types of questions you can use, and how to store and access any responses you receive.
In this lesson, we'll start with creating a blank form. On the Google Forms homepage, simply click the Blank form button.
From here, you'll be able to create and edit your form. When you click the untitled question, you'll notice that a few options appear. Let's take a closer look at this interface.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to become more familiar with the Google Forms editor.
Click this icon to add a question to your form.
This allows you to add a title and description for a set of questions. This can allow you to organize your questions into various sections or categories.
Clicking this icon will allow you to add an image to your form. You can upload one, use an existing image online, or select images from your Google account.
This allows you to add videos to your form from YouTube or other websites.
Adding a section to your form will create additional pages for the recipients. This can be useful if you have a lot of questions or want to divide things up.
Toggle the required question switch to make it mandatory for recipients to answer this question.
Click here to delete a question.
Click here to duplicate your question in the form.
Here, you'll find all of the answers you've created for your question. You can also add answers by clicking Add option.
In this drop-down menu, you can select the question type you'd like to use. We'll talk more about question types below.
Google Forms offers a variety of questions for you to choose from. The type of question you use will depend on what kind of answers you're looking to get with your form. Below are a few types and how you can use them:
As seen above, there are many types of questions you can create with Google Forms. In this example, we'll be creating a multiple-choice question. The process for creating other types of questions is fairly similar, and the general process will apply to most of them as well.
To preview your form and its questions, you can click the Preview icon in the top-right corner. This allows you to view how your recipients will see the form.
Instead of creating a form from scratch, Google Forms offers plenty of templates for you to use as a starting point. On the Forms homepage, click Template Gallery.
From here, you can select any of the available templates. They're organized into three sections: Personal, Work, and Education.
From here, it's as simple as filling in the blanks. You can also add or delete questions as you see fit.
Once you're happy with the form you've created, you'll need to choose how to store the responses you'll receive. Google Forms offers two methods for storing responses:
By default, your responses will be stored inside the form. However, if you'd like to save them to a spreadsheet, here's how:
The method you choose will depend on both the type of information you're collecting and how many recipients you plan on sending the form to. We'll cover this in greater detail in our lesson on organizing and analyzing your responses.
Once you've finished adding your questions, your form will be ready to go! In the next lessons, we'll talk about adjusting settings and sending the form out to all of your recipients.