Thursday, October 23, 2014
Google Forms is a free and simple way to collect information--from quickly collecting preferences for the next field trip location, to having students provide peer feedback.
Over the last few months, Forms has been getting a bunch of updates to help you make good looking surveys, like new theme choices and the ability to create your own personalized themes.
To give you even more flexibility and options, we’re introducing add-ons for Forms—new tools, created by developer partners, that deliver even more features to your surveys (just like add-ons for Docs and Sheets).
Add-ons bring handy extras to your survey building experience, like setting a survey end date, sending custom emails based on responses, storing lists of choices that you frequently add to questions, and more.
You can access add-ons from the “Add-ons” menu in Forms, or by directly visiting the Forms add-on store.
Here are just a few of the growing list of add-ons that you can use today with Google Forms:
- formLimiter: Close your survey automatically, after a maximum number of responses is reached, or at a date and time of your choosing.
- gMath: Create both simple and complex mathematical equations along with graphs and statistical displays directly in your form.
- Form Values: Store and pull from lists that you use regularly in Forms, like a list of staff, students, rooms, resources or anything you want.
We hope these new tools make your Forms creation process even easier and more helpful--and stay tuned for more--our developer partners will be launching even more add-ons in the coming weeks.
PS: If you’re a developer with ideas for creating your own add-on for Forms, here’s some documentation to get you started.