Google Docs is a favorite thing for many educators. It is a totally free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and form application. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users, especially for trainers using it in online classroom. In addition to being a stellar way to write, store and manage your documents and slideshows, is also a fantastically useful way to create online quizzes for assessment.
Here I will discuss the details about creating an online quiz with Google Docs. Now, you could view the quiz created by Google Docs below.
Step 1. Log in to Google Docs
To get started, log in at Google Docs (http://docs.google.com/) with Gmail account. If you don’t have a Gmail account, come out from that rock you live under, boot up the computer, and get yourself a Gmail account.
Step 2. Start creating quiz
- Once you’re logged in, click “New”, and then “Form”.
- Name the quiz and type the quiz information for your quiz. The quiz name and information fields are perfect for explaining what the quiz is, or what people need to know in order to take it properly.
Step 3. Adding questions
- Add the Text question type question.Text question type is for short text answers of a couple words or less. Things like names or phone numbers work well as text question type. For making quizzes for students to take and tracking the quiz results, asking quiz-takers to input their names or Student IDs is necessary. That way you’ll have a column for each in your spreadsheet, which will make sorting the list by name or ID easier.
- Add the main questions about your quiz.
- To add a new question, click the “Add item” button at the top left of the page. If you want to add multiple-choice question, please choose “Multiple choice”.
- If you want to add more multiple-choice questions, just duplicate the question by clicking the Duplicate icon, and then change the question title and options.
- You also can add some other question types, such as Checkboxes, Paragraph text, Choose from a list, Scale and Grid. Just add the questions by clicking “Add item” or Duplicate icon.
- After editing the question click “Done” to finish the editing work. Don’t forget to tick “Make this a required question” check box if you want to require everyone to answer this question. Otherwise they can just skip the question and move on.
Step 4. Preview and Save the quiz
When you’re done adding questions, you can save your quiz. Don’t worry if the Save button is already grayed out. This means that Google has auto-saved the quiz for you.
You can custom the theme for your quiz and make it attractive for your quiz-takers by clicking the Theme button. Google supplies as much as 68 amazing themes for Google Docs users for free. You can choose the right one that fit your quiz easily.
Step 5. Invite others to take the quiz
Now everything is ok, it’s time to invite others to take your quiz. You can email the quiz to students, or also embed the quiz on your blog or Web site, and then let students take it in that way.