Easy Tips for Turning Off Google Forms Assessment

Recently a teacher came to the Google Docs Help Forums to learn how to turn Google Forms Assessments off. The teacher was afraid students would copy the Assessment’s URL to share with friends. I was glad when Lance a Google Doc’s Product Expert friend reached out to me for help. The teacher learned two simple steps for maintaining assessment confidentiality.

First Make a Copy of Testing Template

  1. Open the Google Forms Assessment
  2. Click More Settings (3 Vertical Dots)
  3. Select “Make a Copy”

BENEFITS:

  • Making a Copy allows the user to make a blank question bank template to be used for future assessments.
  • Allows teachers to easily share individual forms with each class.
    • Copies provide more control for turning an assessment on & off.
      • Teacher has a choice of turning off one class or all

Turn Forms Assessment On & Off

  1. Open the Google Forms Assessment
  2. Click Responses Tab
  3. Toggle “Accepting Responses” to Left for OFF
  4. Toggle “Accepting Responses” to Right to Turn ON

BENEFITS:

  • Teacher may turn Forms Assessment Off after Assessment is Completed
  • If Student was absent teacher may turn the assessment on.
  • Provides control for collecting deadline information
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Student Summer Journaling Activity

Summer has arrived and school has let out. The learning and fun with Ed Tech devices doesn’t have to stop here. Why not keep the brainpower energized with a simple creative writing activity. This doesn’t take much time to do and could be a fun way to share a little part of yourself with the class.  This summer I’m attempting to keep a Google Map Journal for my favorite summer activities.  I can’t wait for September when a student or teacher asks, “So Ms. Drasby what did you do over the summer?”, and in response I’ll open my “My Map Summer Journal”.

I believe an activity such as this could be used as a community ice breaker or a learning experience filled with real facts. You might even want to add a personalized touch by creating custom markers. It is amazing to think a simple map program may present an opportunity to unlock doors for exploring core content areas.

Creating a Google My Map

Did you know Google My Map is located within your Google Drive? Please follow this steps to learn how to get started with Google My Map.

  • Sign into Google Drive
  • Click Blue New Button
  • Scroll Down & Click More
  • Scroll until you find My Maps

New My Maps

Once My Maps is open it is best practice to give it a Title

  • After the My Map has a title
  • Add a layer
  • Title the layer

Now your ready to drop a pin!

Create a Custom Pin

 

Why Use a Custom Pin?

  • It allows the student to personalize their project
  • Pins can easily help identify an activity
  • Enhances the map with a more personalized look
  • Allows the user to add content specific images as the pins