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Jayne Miller By Jayne Miller • March 1, 2016

ICYMI - Here's the Lowdown on Those Recent Google Forms Updates


Google Forms recently got some new updates. Here’s what happened and what you need to know as a Forms-using educator. (Yes. That includes steps for getting your responses in the new layout.)

Response Management

Perhaps you’ve noticed that the File menu is gone in the new version of Forms.

Well, it is. If you’re wondering how you will manage your responses moving forward, the answer lies in the “Responses” tab. (Makes sense.) You’ll have four options under “Responses” - view a summary, look at individual responses, get a spreadsheet, or download a CSV.  Housing all these options in one place makes for faster response management overall. I’ve been liking it so far.


Also note the notifications option.

Under the “Responses” tab you’ll see a “More” button. If you click that, you’ll find an “email responses” option.


Template Gallery

You’ll notice a host of new Forms template saved here. Very nice.

If you’re going custom with your theme, the only way to do this in the newest version of Forms is to upload a custom image from the palette icon. (Details here.) Unfortunately the "copy a theme" feature I talked up in one of my earlier Google posts is only available in the older version of Forms. Hopefully we’ll see that updated soon.

And a Few Other Good Things...

As for other bells and whistles you might not have seen yet, I stumbled upon this recent video from Google that has some neat suggestions for add-ons. Still experimenting to figure out what I like best - I’ll leave you with this:

Getting Googly With It