Google Forms – Automatic Scoring and Importing to Google Classroom

Google Forms has 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.

Setting for all Google Forms to import to Google Classroom

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.

Setting for Multiple Attempts using “Edit after submit

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.

We also have additional articles on providing Feedback in Google Forms:

Ultimate Guide to FEEDBACK in a Google Form

Immediate Feedback during a Google Form using Response Validation

Immediate Feedback in a Google Form using BRANCHING

If you have other tips for how you use Google Forms with your students, please share them with us at

And don’t forget to check out our Ultimate Guide below.

Form Presenter – Automatic Scoring and Importing to Google Classroom

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. 

Control the timer and when to open and close the form
Track the Test-Taker activities

Control audience to access the form

Make your own custom theme to present your form
Invite your audience via emails
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

Link to Form Presenter Pricing

I use Google Forms with Form Presenter for my summative assessments and Quizizz and Edpuzzle for formative assessments. The rest of this article will show you how to install and use Form Presenter.    

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 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   

Part 1: Installing the Form Presenter Add-on

You will need to install the Form Presenter+Timer Add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace.

To install the add-on use your regular 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.

From Presenter Toolbar

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:

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 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. 

Below is a short video on using the Re-Import Grade option.  Link:

If you have any features in Form Presenter you find useful let us know so we can include them by emailing

And don’t forget to check out our Ultimate Guide below.

Quizizz – Automatic Scoring and Importing to Google Classroom

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. 

Quizizz “Super” Upgrade from free account

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

Connecting 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. 

Selecting Google Classrooms to import to Quizizz

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.

Options for Quizizz assignments

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:

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:

If you have any features in Quizizz you find useful let us know so we can include them by emailing

And don’t forget to check out our Ultimate Guide below.

Permissions for G Suite Add-ons

Google Drive Add-on Permissions

Add-ons from the G Suite Marketplace require different permissions based on their level of integration with Google Drive and other services. Google requires SharingTree to ask permission to see, edit, create and delete all of your Google Drive files. This permission request needs an explanation. We need to see and create files in your Google Drive, but we never use the ability to edit or delete any files. Unfortunately, Google bundles all these permissions, and so you have two options to use our service. The first is to click the “Allow” button. The second option is to use a secondary Gmail account that only connects to services like ours and then click the “Allow” button. Once the files are in your secondary account, you can easily share them with your primary.

Below we compare SharingTree’s permissions with other common Google Drive Add-ons.  We are working to reduce our permission level and will keep you updated here.


Sharingtree allows teachers to share and collaborate on G Suite lessons and activities.

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Kami allows you to take any existing document, including scanned PDFs, and write, draw, type, annotate, comment, augment, enhance, and otherwise bring it to life – all within your browser.

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formLimiter – Add in for Google Forms

formLimiter shuts off a Google Form after a max number of responses, at a date and time, or when a spreadsheet cell equals a value. makes it easy to remember all your personal and work tasks, anywhere you go.

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Zoho Creator

Create custom apps for all your business needs with very little code. Build once on web and use them across mobile platforms with targeted functionality.

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Smartsheet is a cloud-based platform for work execution, enabling teams and organizations to plan, capture, manage, automate, and report on work at scale, resulting in more efficient processes and better business outcomes. Smartsheet empowers better collaboration, accountability, innovation, and real-time visibility into what

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Lucid Charts

Lucidchart provides collaborative online diagramming to make it easy to draw flowcharts, org charts, wireframes, UML, mind maps and more. Work together in real time with your team and clients.

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Let us know if you have any questions at

Sharing for Teachers: When to use Google or SharingTree?

The expectations placed on teachers are increasing quickly, and I’m not sure any of us can meet them by ourselves. Eddie and I built to help teachers share, collaborate, and inspire each other. Not just the teachers you see in video meetings but also teachers from around the WORLD. In this article, we show ways to share your curriculum using Google and SharingTree and the benefits of each service.

Sharing options provided by Google and SharingTree

1. Provides a URL

This is the most basic function for both services, and they both offer similar capabilities.  

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Google Drive

To share any file or folder in your Google Drive you can follow this three-step process.

Step 1 – Right click and select ‘Share’ on file or folder

Step 2.  Select your sharing options. For public sharing choose ‘Anyone with the link’ and ‘Viewer’.

Step 3.  Copy the link and share.


Sharing a file on Sharingtree requires the following:

  1. Go to, select ‘Add a leaf’, then select the file to share in your Google Drive.  You must be signed in share.
  2. Add tags, a description and choose copyright type
  3. Copy the link for for your Leaf and share anywhere.  We call shared content Leaves.

SharingTree allows you to share ANY file in your Google Drive through our website,  Just click the  ‘Add a leaf’ button shown below.  

Using ‘Add a leaf’  to share files on SharingTree

To use ‘Add a leaf’ you must be signed in, find/select the file in your Google Drive, complete the tagging process, and then copy the URL.   See the short video below on this process.  

The last step once a leaf is published it to copy the link (from URL or share icon) and use your link as normal on FB, Twitter, email, etc.

Two ways to copy link for shared content (Leaf or Group)

2-6. These steps take some extra time for publishers but it protects your files and allows users to easily find them.  

Here our service starts to show its benefits over Google Drive. It will take about 1 minute to share your content on SharingTree since you are adding tags and a description.

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Google Drive

Google does not provide these options, with the exception that Google does generate preview images for Slides and Drawing files.


The major benefits for items 2-6 are the following:

1. No more File -> Make a copy for users accessing your shared file or trying to find copied files in your Google Drive. All shared files are added to your Google Drive when you ‘Open’ a Leaf or Group. For a Group we transfer all the files to a folder in your Google Drive so you can easily find and edit them.

2. Users can search the WEB or to find your content.  If you have ever tried to search for ‘Google Docs’ you know it is an uphill battle.  The option to share a Google file with ‘Anyone with the link’ provides limited ways for people to find your file on the web.  

3. SharingTree provides a permanent backup of all your Open/Purchased/Published files. SharingTree protects your files by making a separate copy and never sharing them from your Google drive.  

If you have ever clicked an older link and seen Google’s “Page not found” message, it just means the file is not shared anymore.  This error can happen for many reasons, but as teachers, we should not consider our district Gmail accounts as permanent.  If you ever switch jobs, then all of your files may not switch with you unless you share them using SharingTree!

Google “Page not found” error message

You can also go Account section (☰) and Get/Open any of the content you have opened, purchased, or published.  I find it faster to go to SharingTree to locate my final version of shared files than my personal Google Drive. Publishers can also revise their shared content to an updated version at any time.

Go to Account to Opened/Purchased or Published leaves and groups

Once you are in Account -> Leaves -> Purchased you can see all leaves you have opened or purchased and ‘View‘ or ‘Get the leaf‘ again.

7-8. And here is where SharingTree really differentiates itself from Google or any other lesson sharing site.  

Once you share your original content in a format that can be remixed, other users can COLLABORATE on that content and share their modified version on We have two FAQ articles titled ‘What is a Collab?’ and ‘Publishing Content: Copyrighted, Collaborative or Creative Commons?’ that discuss collabs. I’ll give a quick overview below.

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Google Drive



These services are only provided by for FREE content with a ‘remix’ license type. Remix licenses include SharingTree’s ‘Collaborative’ license (like a CC-BY-NC-SA but with redistribution through only) and Creative Commons licenses without ND (no derivatives).  

Examples of a ‘Collab’ could be a user translating the original file to a different language, adapting the content from secondary to elementary, or switching the format from Google Docs to Slides or Forms. We hope we have piqued your interest and try ‘Add a leaf’ or  ‘Add a collab’ today!

9. Allow PAID($) content sharing for copyrighted content  

This option could be a game changer if you want to share PAID content you create. You can share individual files as Leaves or collections of files as a Group. Both options allow users to pay for the content using Paypal or Venmo (mobile only) and then have the files added directly to their Google Drive. PAID content must be copyrighted and “remixing” using Collabs is not allowed.

If you have any questions about sharing or collaborating using SharingTree just let us know at

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