Google forms are a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way. A Google form is automatically connected to a spreadsheet with the same title. When you send or share a form, recipients’ responses will automatically be collected in that spreadsheet.
In the spreadsheet you would like to create a form for, click the "Tools" drop-down menu, and scroll to "Create a Form".
In this form you can add questions and options. To add an item, in the top left corner click the "Add Item" drop-down menu.
You can add several different types of questions: Text, Paragraph text, Multiple choise, Checkboxes, Choose from a list, Scale or Grid.
Types of Questions:
Text - fill-in-the-blank type question, usually one or two words
Paragraph text - short answer format
Multiple choice - answers are listed and one answer can be "bubbled" in
Checkboxes - multiple answers are listed, like multiple choice, but more than one answer can be selected
Choose from a list - a drop-down box appears with answers listed; only one can be chosen
Scale - label columns with specific responses, and add multiple rows (i.e. columns could be "dislike", "neutral", "like" and rows could be "professor", "content", and "speed")
To customize your form with different backgrounds, on the top left next to "Add Item" click "Theme:"
You can choose from almost 100 different backgrounds and styles for your form. At the bottom of each page, there is a link You can view the published form here to see what your form would look like with that format.
To select a format, click on the picture, and then on the top right click "Apply".