6 Ways Quizzes in Google Forms are Getting Smarter
Correct answer suggestions: Using the best of Google’s machine learning, Forms can now predict the correct answer as you type questions, as well as provide wrong answer options. For Chris Webb, a math teacher at John Rennie High School in Montreal, this feature works really well for quizzing about facts. “If I were giving an ethics lesson, I could ask questions about specific dates, and it will suggest the right answer, along with some other options,” said Webb.
Automatically grade checkbox grid and multiple choice grid questions: Grading quizzes can be time consuming, which is why we built a new way to automate the process. Now, in checkbox grid and multiple choice grid-style questions, teachers can denote correct answers in the answer key, and completed quizzes are automatically assigned points based on answers. “Previously, there was a lot of repetition for teachers trying to ask these types of questions. But this [feature] saves time, collects all the data in a sheet in a way that’s really smart, and gives teachers full control over grading,” said Webb.
Autocomplete answers: We’re helping educators save time with more predictive analysis from Google’s machine learning. From t-shirt size to true/false to days of the week, Forms can now autocomplete answers. As teachers type their questions, Forms will offer to finish typing the answers. “I love this feature, it saves so much time. The ability to start typing something and have Forms start suggesting things before you’re even done typing is pretty cool,” said Webb.
Give decimal grades: Teachers can give partial credit on a paper quiz, and now they have the same flexibility in Google Forms. If an answer is partially correct, teachers can give a half or quarter point, making grades more precise. Like all grades in Google Forms, these are automatically added up and can be synced with Google Classroom.
Improve understanding with video feedback: Give highly customized feedback to students by attaching a video from YouTube. If a student doesn’t understand a concept or could use extra practice, link them to any YouTube video so they can review material on their own.
6. See the total number of points in a quiz: Teachers told us they would like a way to quickly reference the total number of points in a quiz as they’re editing. Now, there is a tally of points at the top of the quiz that updates as educators create or edit questions.
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