Google Forms: Getting Started with Google Forms

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Google Forms

Getting started with Google Forms

Google Forms allows you to create your own custom online forms and send them to others. These forms can include surveys, quizzes, sign-ups, and more. When someone completes the form, the responses will be stored in a Google Sheets spreadsheet for you. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Google Forms interface, along with the various uses for it.

How to get to Google Forms

Before you start using Forms, you'll need to make sure you're signed in to your Google account. If you don't have one, you can review our lesson on creating a Google account to get started.

An easy way to access Google Forms is through Google Drive. First, you'll need to click the New button.

clicking the new button

Then, you'll click More > Google Forms.

clicking google forms

The Google Forms interface

The first time you open Google Forms, it will look pretty empty, but that's only because you haven't created or filled out any forms yet. The interface is easy to use and allows you to create new forms, open recent ones, access a variety of templates, and more.

Click the buttons in the interactive below to become more familiar with the Google Forms interface.

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What kinds of things can I do with Google Forms?

Google Forms has several uses, both personal and professional. Let's take a look at several of its applications and possibilities.

  • Personal: You can use it to create your own event invitations, gather contact information, and find the best time to meet with various people.
  • Work: Smaller businesses can easily use Google Forms to make their own job applications, order forms, feedback forms, and more.
  • Education: Teachers can use Google Forms to create quizzes and worksheets for their students to complete.

In our next lesson, we'll cover the basics of creating your own simple forms, as well as how to access the responses you receive.