Google Forms is 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 can be connected to a Google spreadsheet. If a spreadsheet is linked to the form, responses will automatically be sent to the spreadsheet. Otherwise, users can view them on the “Summary of Responses” page accessible from the Responses menu.
You can create a form from your Drive or from any existing spreadsheet.
Create a form from your Drive:
Once you’ve created a form, you’re ready to start adding the questions you’d like to ask. If you’d like to give your form some structure, you can also add section headers and page breaks.
To add a question to your form, click the arrow next to the Add item button and select from the following question types:
Clicking the Add item button — and not the arrow — will initially give you the default question type, text. Once you’ve added a question, you can change its type by selecting from the Question type menu.
When you’ve selected your question type, you can then fill in the possible responses to your question. If you want to further explain your question, add a description to the Help text field. If you want to prevent respondents from leaving a question blank, check the Required question box, which makes sure users answer a question before submitting your form.
If you'd like to divide your form into sections to make it easier to read and complete, add a section header. From the Insert menu, select Section header.
For each section header, you can add both a section title and a section description.
If your form is lengthy and you’d like to make it easier for respondents to fill it out, you can add page breaks. From the Insert menu, select Page break. New pages, like section headers, can have both a page title and a page description.
For each question, header, and page break you’ve added to your form, you can perform the following actions:
If you're working on a form and would like to share it with a collaborator, click the File and select Share. Then, from the "Sharing settings" dialog, you can specify individual collaborators with whom you'd like to share your form for editing. To add a collaborator, begin typing his or her name in the "Add people" text box.
If you use Google Apps, you can record the email addresses of the people who fill out your form. To do this, select the checkbox next to 'Automatically collect respondent's yourdomain.com username' when you create the form. Recipients of your survey will see a message at the top of the form explaining that their username will be collected automatically.
You can also require your respondents to sign in to view and fill out a form. This provides an additional layer of security for sensitive forms.
Note: if you're inviting people outside of your domain to fill out your form, make sure you don't require them to sign in; otherwise, they'll get to the domain sign-in page and won't be able to access the form.