Learn how to use Google Forms and easily create a digital classroom for your students to submit online work. Turning it in via email means you have to wade through all of your normal emails to find the ones your students sent.
If you are anything like me….you end up missing a few, and spending extra time hunting them down!
But no longer! Google Forms to the rescue again!
Find a FREE fully editable Google Form at the bottom of this post- available to change and use for your own classroom today!
Submitting to a Google Form generates an organized list of files you can easily access. No more missing student email submissions or searching for shared documents!
Plus, Google Forms puts a time stamp on all submissions, so you will know what was turned in on time.
To make a Google Form for uploading student work from their own Google Drive or their computer, select ‘upload file’ as the question type.
This will allow students to select work from their Google Drive – a Doc, Slides, Draw, Sheets – etc or a file from their computer.
NOTE – this method makes a copy of the Google document that you will access. If students edit on their end, it will not change the document you have. This can work great if you suspect that students ‘turn in’ their work, but continue to edit it after the due date.
If you make grading notes on the document, you will have to share your copy with your student for them to see your notes / their grade.
***Teaching Tip!*** Always check to be sure your Google Form is working properly BEFORE giving it to your kids. Do this by using the “view” button at the top. Go though the whole thing just like you were a student. I have found SO many mistakes this way and saved myself a lot of trouble!
If your students are turning in something they made online, like a ThingLink, Sutori, Padlet, etc, you can make a Google Form and select ‘short paragraph’ as the question type. Your students simply paste the web link into the form and submit!
This also works for any Google App file that your students are still working on. Pasting the ‘share’ link into the Google Form will give you access but allow them to continue to edit and update their work .
Your students will need to be sure that the share settings on their file are set to ‘anyone with link can view’ or even better, ‘anyone with link can edit’. This will allow you to add grading notes to their work, which they can then access and see right away.
Click here to get a FREE template so that you can start making your own Google Form!
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