When Google announced a redesigned version of Forms a few weeks ago, we hoped there were even more changes on the horizon. It looks like we got our wish with 5 more updates to bring even more customizability to Google’s survey tool.

A couple of the updates allow you to preserve the integrity of your surveys, by only allowing one responses per user and shuffling the order of questions. You can learn how to access all of the updates in the video, but it’s great to see an improved experience for anyone who wants to collect data.

The updates include:

  • ‘Search the menus’ to quickly access Form features
  • Shuffle question order
  • Limit responses to one per user
  • Limit one response per column for grid style questions
  • Create shortened URL for sharing forms

*Note* – The video refers to ‘require one response per row’ for grid style questions as the update. The update is actually ‘Limit one response per column’ which can be accessed by clicking ‘Advanced settings’ while inside the grid style question.

Click here to watch this video on YouTube.


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2 thoughts on “5 More Updates to Customize Your Google Forms

  1. Josh Reply

    Are you aware of a way to lock a formatting style while working in a doc? For example, for homework, I’ve had my students make a copy of a doc that has 15 sentences in it. They are to put brackets around each of the clauses in the sentences: green brackets for independent clauses; blue brackets for dependent clauses. A few knew that it would be simpler to copy+paste a previously formatted bracket where desired to avoid reformatting each individual bracket, but still, the question of locking a formatting style onto a cursor regardless of the existing formatting in the newly-clicked location came up during our homework debriefing. “Wouldn’t that be cool?” they said. Yes. Yes, it would!

    Weird question. Just wondering if you’ve ever seen anyone do that before, or if you might know how.

    • The Gooru Post authorReply

      Hey Josh,

      Unfortunately I don’t believe you are able to do that in Google Docs…but it is a really cool idea!

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