Google Forms Force A Copy

Yesterday I received the following tweet from Laurie Anastasioelementary teacher in California. This started me thinking about the use of forcing a Google Forms Copy.

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When facilitating a PD workshop or classroom of students who are beginning to explore and learn about creating Google Forms forcing a copy might be the easiest way to share a template. When a user who is signed onto the Google Account clicks on the shared link a window pops open like this one:

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The user clicks on the Blue Make a Copy Button and this copies the Form to their Google Drive. Once the Google Form is house in the Google Drive the student can start editing the form which is automatically set to private share (No Collaborators) due to copying the file.

Steps to Create a Google Forms Forced Copy Link

  • Open a Google Forms
  • Click the More Icon
  • Scroll down and click Add Collaborators

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  • A new window pops open
  • Under “Who has access” click blue change to the right of Private

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  • In the Link Sharing window select one:
    • Public on the web
    • Anyone with Link
  • Click the Blue Save Button

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  • Followed by Clicking the Blue Done Button
  • Go back to the Google Form Screen copy the URL
  • Change edit to copy
  • Copy the new URL and share

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