Creating your first Google Form


This article will walk you through the basics of creating a simple registration form. The techniques you learn here will help you to create more complex forms.


How do I use this technology?

  1. Login to G Suite @ UA (see Getting Started with Google Forms), and go to Forms.
  2. Under Start a new form click Blank.

    G Suite Forms new Blank form button highlighted
  3. Under the Questions tab, click on Untitled Form.

    G Suite Forms form name field highlighted
  4. Give your form a name associated with it's purpose. For our example we'll enter Virtual Game Night Reservations.

    G Suite Forms form name example
  5. Click the Form description field.

    G Suite Forms New form description field highlighted
  6. Enter a brief description describing the purpose of the form.

    G Suite Forms form description example
  7. Click the Untitled Question text.

    G Suite Forms form untitled question text highlighted
  8. Enter "Your Name".

    G Suite Forms form question Your Name example

    Note: Google automatically changed the type of a question from Multiple choice to Short answer based upon it's analysis of the question text. You should always verify that the question type is correct for your purpose.
  9. Click the response type menu, and select Short answer.

    G Suite Forms question response type menu short answer highlighted

    Other choices are:
    • Paragraph
    • Multiple Choice
    • Checkboxes
    • Dropdown
    • File upload
    • Linear scale
    • Multiple choice grid
    • Checkbox grid
    • Date
    • time
  10. Click the Required slider.

    G Suite Form question required slider highlighted
  11. Click the Add question button.

    G Suite Forms form new question button highlighted
  12. In the Question field, enter "Your Email".

    G Suite Forms form new question field text box highlighted
  13. Click the Required slider.
  14. Click the Preview button to review your first form.


Next Steps

There are many other options available to you

  • Adjusting your Google Forms settings


Is there any additional information I should know about?

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