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More goodness from Google Forms: Self-grading quizzes

Over the last few weeks, Google rolled out a variety of new tools and goodness. Expeditions that focus on using their very cool virtual reality Cardboard tool, Google Cast for Education, new creation apps for Chromebooks, and my new favorite – self grading quizzes via Google Forms.

How sweet is that?

We’ve been using Flubaroo as an Add-on for years to help us collect, organize, and grade student responses. And now we can easily do the same sort of thing right inside the upgraded version of Forms.The process is pretty simple. And Google does a much better job of walking you through the steps that I can. Head over to their handy support doc to get a step by step tutorial that walks you through the process. You can get some short visuals on their Forms PR page. If you’re looking for something a bit more detailed, Teachers Tech has semi-short seven minute vid that’s pretty good:

Here’s the thing.

Don’t give up just yet on Flubaroo. The Google version of self-grading is still not up to the same level as what you can get in the Flubaroo Add-On option. The new Google Forms quiz option is easier to use than Flubaroo. But you’re going to get more options and features by sticking with Flubaroo. (For example, the new Google version grades just multiple choice or checkbox questions.)

So . . . if you’re looking for a fast and easy way to collect data from something like a quick exit card activity or a simple end of week quiz, Google’s version is perfect. But if you want to take advantage of such features as grading textbox questions, partial credit, extra credit, hand grade, flexibility for math answers, then Flubaroo is still the way to go.

forms vs flubaroo

Get a full comparison of the two tools at the Control Alt Achieve site.

And the folks at Flubaroo suggest that you can even find ways to use the two tools together:

It should also be noted that you can easily use both tools together if you like, since the results of a quiz in Forms can be sent to a spreadsheet. For example, you can run a simple assessment with quizzes in Forms, and then later use Flubaroo to manually review a question that you didn’t auto-score in the Form.

Either way, you now have a toolbelt that’s just a bit bigger and better than it was before.



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