How to Add Points to Google Forms

September 06, 2022
How to Add Points to Google Forms
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Google Forms have many great uses. For teachers, they’re the best when it comes to creating virtual, interactive quizzes for students. Google Forms have many features tailored for educators, and one of these features is adding point values for questions.

It’s a simple process, and these points can be easily incorporated into your Google Classroom. In this guide, we’ll cover how to add points to Google Forms and some helpful tips associated with this.

How to add points to your Google Form quiz

Step 1: Make Google Form a quiz

To add point values to questions, you first need to make your Google Form a quiz. To do this, open your form and click on the "Settings" tab in the upper right-hand corner.

On the "Settings" page, check the box next to the "Make this a quiz" option. If you don’t, you won’t be able to add points. This option allows you to score responses and give feedback to students.

Step 2: Open a question

Next, open the question you want to add points to or create a new one by clicking on the ‘’Question’’ tab. Google Forms offer a lot of different options for questions, so get creative!

For each question, type it out where it says “Untitled Question.” Google Forms will default to multiple choice questions, but there’s a drop-down where you can select between various options.

To enter multiple choice answers, enter the choices in the "Option 1" and "Option 2" fields. If you want to add images or videos to your questions, click the “Add Image” or “Add Video” icons.

Step 3: Click “Answer key”

Once you've added your question, click on the "Answer key" button. This is where you'll add the point values for each answer choice. This section also allows you to choose the correct answer(s) and add feedback for your questions.

Step 4: Add a point value

It's finally time to add point values.

Each question will have a “Points” box next to it on the right. The default value in Google Forms is zero. In the box, enter the number of points you want to assign. You can also use the up and down arrows to do this.

Point values help your students understand the importance of each question. The higher the point value, the more important the question is.

And if you've activated the ''Immediately after each submission'' option in the settings, participants will see how many points they've scored right after they submit the form.

Step 5: Click “Done”

When you're finished adding points, click the "Done" button in the bottom right-hand corner. This will save your changes and take you back to the "Questions" page.

That's it! You've successfully added points to your questions in Google Forms. Your Form is now ready to be used as a quiz.

Helpful tips about points in Google Forms

You can change the default point value

Google Form also allows you to change the default point value for all questions. This means that you don't have to enter a point value for each question individually.

To change the default point value, open your form and click the "Settings" button in the upper right-hand corner. On the "Settings" page, scroll down to the "Global Quiz Defaults" section and find the "Default question point value" field.

Enter the number of points you want to assign to all questions by default. It can be any number up to 100 points.

This way, every question you add to your quiz will automatically be assigned the number of points you selected. This is helpful if most of your questions are worth the same amount of points.

You can add extra credit questions

If you're a teacher, you might be interested in setting up extra credit questions for your students. Here's how to do it in Google Forms.

First, you want to make sure that the point value for your extra credit question is set to zero and that the required question switch is toggled off. This will ensure that all students have the opportunity to answer the question and that it doesn't impact their overall score.

Next, after students submit their answers, you'll want to go to the Responses tab at the top of the Google Forms editing window and select the extra credit question you want to grade.

Once you've selected the question, you'll see that it automatically groups like responses together. This makes it easy to assign a point value to all of the responses at once.

Simply go through and award full, partial, or no credit depending on the quality of the responses. Once you're done, click save and the extra credit points will be automatically assigned to each student.

Google Forms makes quizzes easier

See? Adding points to your Google Form is easy! By taking the time to award points to students through Google Forms, they’ll know exactly where they stand. From there, they can ask you how to up their score. When they do, you can easily modify their points later.

As a teacher, time is one of the most valuable resources you can have. For many teachers, their work takes over their lives, but it doesn’t have to! Using Google Forms, you can make all your quizzes quickly, and grading them is a breeze. Plus, Google Forms is easily configured with Google Classroom.

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