I mostly use these for my openers and alternate between the greentools on the list above. They provide an active way for students to participate during live virtual classes and the option to reattempt or complete them later. All the greentools provide automatic scoring of assignments and grade transfer into Google Classroom. The red tools do not import scores automatically to Google Classroom. If you have a favorite tool that integrates well with Google Classroom or can update us about a red tool, please share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, a few tips to help you keep your sanity in 2021
a) Limit manually graded assignment to 1-2 per week. I highly recommend using the “Each student will get a copy” and + Rubric options for manually graded assignments.
b) Using the Google Classroom grader and sorting assignments by “Status” is really helpful for assignments you manually grade.
Two additional tips for secondary teachers
c) For secondary teachers with multiple identical sections, you can merge all your sections into one Google Classroom. In a virtual learning environment having everyone in one Google Classroom can be more efficient for grading. The disadvantage is that it is harder to see who has completed an assignment during a live session in a particular period.
d) Use a virtual meeting software that supports private chats with the presenter or establish a private communication method with students. Google Meet and Zoom both have their pros and cons, but only Zoom allows private messages to the presenter/host. You can also use another messaging service like Google Chat or Remind to facilitate private conversations during a live session or try adding comments to a shared Google Doc if your meeting software does not support private messaging.
Google Formshas built-in score importing for Google Classroom using the “Grade importing” option for assignments. When you make an assignment in Google Classroom and “Add” a Google Form, the toggle to allow “Grade importing” appears a the bottom. You can only have a single Google Form added to the assignment for this option to be toggled on.
Once a student completes the Google Form, you can import their score to Google Classroom using the “Import Grades” button under the Student work option for that assignment.
Allowing single and multiple attempts for a Google Form
In the Google Form setting, you can allow a single or multiple attempts. For both cases, you will select the “Gear” icon and turn on “Limit to 1 response” and “Make this a quiz” options as shown below. Importing scores from a Google Form to Google Classroom only works if these two options are enabled.
If you only want to allow one attempt, you can now use the quiz and provide answers. If you’re going to allow students multiple attempts, you also need to enable the “Edit after submit” option, and I use the immediately release missed questions after submission.
When a student completes the Google Form, they will have the option to “View score” or “Edit your response”.
The “View score” option shows a student their current score and missed questions in red depending on the choices you selected under the “Respondents can see” settings.
The “Edit your response” option allows students to go back into the Form and adjust their answers to missed questions. When their scores are imported to Google Classroom, only the current score is reported. As students improve their scores, you can do multiple “Import Grades” to see their improvement.
Short two-minute video showing importing scores and instructing students on reattempts for a Google Form with multiple attempts. https://youtu.be/Vf9cCVyenLI
We also have additional articles on providing Feedback in Google Forms:
Form Presenter is an add-on for Google Forms that provides additional controls for online assessments. I use it to add features like a time limit, collect user device information and real-time monitoring of student progress for my Forms. The full list of features with links to each is below.
Timer Control the timer and when to open and close the form
Dashboard View your published Forms and Audience activities
Control Options provided by Form Presenter
Form Presenter is a paid service. The free or basic version only lets you demo the software. Their paid monthly plans start at $9 for 1000 tests per month, which should be enough for most instructors. You can also explore site licenses for schools and districts by contacting email@example.com.
If your school district has not approved the Form Presenter add-on, you will need to install it on a non-school account. I use my regular gmail.com account. Later you will link to your Google Classroom using your school email, so scores are automatically imported. For information on how to have Form Presenter approved by your school or district contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To install the add-on use your regular gmail.com account and not your school account.
Part 2: Selecting a Google Form and Configuring the Form Presenter Add-on
Open the Google Form you want to use in Form Presenter and click on the puzzle icon to start the Form Presenter add-on. The Add-on will open a toolbar on the right side of the form.
The first time you use Form Presenter on a new form, choose the Setup option to start the Add-on. Form Presenter then loads as a toolbar on the right side our the form.
The first options Form Presenter shows are selecting an image for the form and a form title. Both of these are useful to help identify the assessment later. Next, you will have the option to select an optional time limit and control the audience or who can respond to the form.
Then you can configure the Action Control. I use the Capture Photo and Track Device Info options for my summative assessments. The last step is to click Publish Form and then link to your Google Classroom using your school Gmail account.
Part 3: Connecting Form Presenter to your Google Classroom to enable automatic score importing
Now that the form is published the Google Classroom option will show.
When you click “Google Classroom” you will have the option to choose your school account and accept the permissions. This time you should select your school Gmail account that is linked to your Google Classroom.
The last step is to assign it to your Google Classroom, so scores are automatically transferred to Google Classroom. You will also be able to adjust these settings later in Google Classroom.
Below is a short video showing the Dashboard with real-time feedback for a Google Form and the automatic score transfer to Google Classroom. Link: https://youtu.be/YJ_PmhVLqnM
Part 4: Viewing real-time student participation and re-importing grades to Google Classroom
You can view all the Forms you publish from their web interface at presenter.jivrus.com. These screenshots show the “Dashboard” view and the Google Classroom option to Re-import student grades if the automatic score feature does not import a score.
The Dashboard view shows additional information on students like their start time, end time, submission status, and device information. This screen can help you notice any irregularities like students not starting the assessment or multiple students using the same device/IP address.
The Google Classroom option allows you to re-import student grades. Usually, the automatic grade transfer works, but this feature can fix scores for a student who has submitted, but no score is showing.
Edpuzzle allows you to add questions to any video like those on Youtube. It also allows you to monitor student progress and import scores directly into Google Classroom. They have a searchable content library and the process to edit videos and questions is straightforward.
I use Edpuzzle for short (under 5 minutes) introductions to new topics before a lesson, but it has tons of other uses. The only feature I’m hoping they add soon is the ability to allow retakes automatically. See my tips below for how to reset a student’s progress manually.
Edpuzzle gives these three steps to start using the service.
Find a video on YouTube, upload your own or re-use a video lesson created by another teacher.
Then, edit the video to create your lesson. Record your voice to personalize it, and hold your students accountable by embedding questions in the video.
Assign the video to your students and check their progress in real-time while they learn at their own pace.
Module 1: hiviewu (Setting up your Class and Linking to Google Classroom)
Module 2: avnucze (Assigning videos)
Module 3: vihibij (Grading and Data Analysis)
I also made three short videos to get you started with a bit more of a focus on how Edpuzzle integrates with Google Classroom. These videos can be fast-forwarded, and I do not require you to answer any questions 🙂
1) To manually reset student progress, use the three dots option on the Students page for the assignment. The good news is the new score is automatically pushed into Google Classroom, replacing the old score.
2) Sometimes I find a video on Youtube I want to use, but I can not find a version already in Edpuzzle. In this case, try the Edpuzzle chrome extension to add the video to your Edpuzzle account by clicking Edit with edpuzzle as shown below.
This will drop you into the video editing option. Just click finish.
Then it will show you all other variations of that video in Edpuzzle, and you can pick one to use. Remember to delete the version you imported.
3) You can not edit or change a video or questions once it is assigned.
If you have other tips for how you use Edpuzzle with your students, please share them with us at email@example.com.
Quizizz is often compared to Kahoot or a gamified version of Google Forms with an extensive content library. The free version is functional, and the paid version is $60 a year. The feature that got me to upgrade to the “super” version was leaving assignments open without a deadline. In the free version, an assignment can only be open for two weeks.
I tend to use Google Forms with Form Presenter for my summative assessments and Quizizz for formative assessments. I like the real-time feedback provided by Quizizz and they have a useful search/import function called teleport to help you make a quiz. I’ll share more on these features later.
This article focuses on how to integrate Quizizz with Google Classroom so student scores on assignments are automatically passed into Google Classroom. To start this process, you will need to sign up for an account and then click on Classes and Connect Google Classroom.
Steps to connect Google Classroom to Quizizz
From here, you select your school account and “Allow” Quizizz’s required permissions.
Then you will need to click Classes and the Import Google Classes icon again to select which classes to import now that your account is connected.
Now you can see the students in your class. You can use the “Update Google Classes” option to add new students.
Assigning a Quiz to Google Classroom
To assign a quiz, go to “My library” and click on any Quiz or Lesson to assign it to a class. For help in making your first Quizizz see this video.
I almost always use the Assign homework and No deadline options, then click Assign to have it automatically added as an assignment to your Google Classroom. I adjust the actual due date in Google Classroom later.
From here, student scores are automatically imported into Google Classroom. You can also set the number of Participant attempts under Advanced Settings for an assignment so students can improve their score.
Using Quizizz during a live virtual class
Below is a four-minute video showing the real-time feedback Quizizz provided while students are completing an assignment during a virtual class. If you assign it to a Google Classroom, their scores are automatically transferred for each new attempt. Video link: https://youtu.be/vQyPIf14stE
The last feature I find useful in Quizizz is their Question Teleport. This feature helps you make a quick assessment by scanning questions in other quizzes and adding them to yours. The teleport feature, combined with Quizizz’s extensive library, lets me focus on editing questions instead of writing completely new questions for a particular topic. Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnSLlyY1bxU
If you have any features in Quizizz you find useful let us know so we can include them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.