Google Forms has several features that can provide feedback at different times based on responses to questions. This article covers how to provide DELAYED feedback after a form is submitted. We have another article on how to give IMMEDIATE feedback during a Google Form as well.
Some of the WHY questions for using immediate (during) or delayed Some of the WHY questions for using immediate (during) or delayed feedback (after submission) are discussed below by Christy Tucker. This article’s focus is to show HOW to provide DELAYED feedback after a Google Form is submitted.
Providing feedback after a Google Form is submitted can help a student prepare for a future assessment or improve their current score if they can retake the assessment. We will show three options to allow retakes using Settings (gear icon) -> General.
Part A: How to allow RETAKES for a Google Form (three options)
Option 1 – Select both ‘Limit to 1 Response‘ and ‘Edit after submission‘
In option 1, you select both ‘Limit to 1 response‘ and ‘Edit after submit‘. When both of these options selected, a form is limited to one attempt that they can edit after submission. When a student completes a form and clicks ‘Submit’, they will see two options. The first option is to ‘View score’, and the second option is to ‘Edit your response’.
The ‘View score‘ button will show which of their responses were correct or incorrect. They can also view any feedback you provide for each question, and we cover how to do this in Part C. The ‘Edit your response’ link allows them to retry the quiz, and all their previous responses will show and can be changed. Using these settings, an instructor will only see a student’s final score and not any information on their number of attempts. The next method will let you track how many attempts they make.
Option 2 – Do not select ‘Limit to 1 Response‘ or ‘Edit after submission‘
For option 2, you do not select either ‘Limit to 1 response‘ or ‘Edit after submit‘. Now when the student submits their form, they will only see the ‘View Score‘ option.
A student will be able to go back to the link for the Google Form and retake it. Using option 2, the instructor can see how many reattempts a student makes and their score for each attempt. The downside is the student must enter all their answers for each attempt.
Option 3 – Select only ‘Limit to 1 Response‘
A third option is to select ‘Limit to 1 response’ and not select ‘Edit after submit’. Now students are in a typical summative assessment format with only one attempt. You can require students to do corrections using the feedback from the ‘View score‘ button, and then after them, you can delete their response from the Response screen on the Google Form, allowing them a manual retake.
For option 3, it can be challenging to find the correct student response to delete, but you can open the email select box and use the three dots icon (⋮) with the Find option to search for a particular student’s response to delete.
Another option is to use a second identical/similar quiz and provide the student the URL or password for the retake Google Form once you review their corrections. This avoids the hassle of deleting their response but it can also complicate importing scores if you use the form with Google Classroom. In the next part, we will cover HOW to give feedback.
Part B: Setting up your Google Form as a Quiz
In a Google Form to provide feedback, you must set enable the QUIZ option. You can set up a Google Form as a QUIZ by going to the settings (gear icon) and selecting Quizzes.
Here you can also set what shows when a student submits a form. For a formative assessment where I want to provide feedback and allow retakes, I use the following options.
For a summative assessment where I do not want to provide feedback or retakes, I use these settings.
The rest of this article will focus on the formative type of Google Form quiz and HOW to provide feedback.
Part C: Answers and Feedback on a Google Form Quiz
Now that you have your Google Form set as a Quiz, you can provide an answer for each question and feedback.
To add feedback, select Answer Key, then Add answer feedback and complete the Add feedback dialog box. You have the option of using text, URL link, or a video for feedback. You can provide feedback for both incorrect and correct responses. The feedback you provide is shown when a student selects ‘View score‘ after submitting the form. The video below by Richard Bryne walks you through the process of adding feedback to a question.