I know Google Docs can get overwhelming! If you are not used to using them or at least using the Office program, then it makes it hard to figure out on your own. I wanted to make that easier so I am breaking it down in steps so you will find exactly what you need right away.
So first you will want to go to your google drive. Then just click the blue button “New”.
Then down to more. Then Google Forms.
So now you are at a blank Google form!
On the top left you will want to change the title of the form. This is the title you will see and find this again by, so it needs to make sense.
When you change the title in the top left corner and hit enter it will change the title on the form. If you change the form title first, it will NOT change the form!
So now right under the title on the form (Sample) is a place for the form description. In this spot you can write-up anything you want and yes you can put images and video.
So now you add questions. You can add questions that have multiple choice answers, more than 1 answers, short answer, paragraph answers, drop down menu answers etc. On the bottom right is the button to make it a mandatory entry.
Then just hit the + on the slim menu on the right to add another question.
Up in the right corner is an icon that looks like a paint palette. You can change the color of the form with that one.
The next one look like an eye, this one opens another screen and shows you what the form will look like.
When you hit the icon for the setting this is the first screen you will see. You can go through each of these screens to know if you will need them.
All the way over on the top right side are 3 dots, when you click on them you will see this menu. I use this a lot when you have a form that is very similar to other forms, make a copy and this save you time from setting everything up again, just remember to go back and mark it to accepting responses again.
Now I clicked on the white button in the right top corner labeled “SEND”. You can send it by email, the one I am on in the above image is the link that I can share with anyone or link to in a document or in an email. For example if I sent out a letter to have someone sign up for a giveaway, I would include the link for them to sign up at.
Under the responses portion of the form you can click on the green icon (not sure what else to call it) and it will create a google spreadsheet for you with the responses, which are a lot easier than trying to read them from the way they present them.
Also when the sign up or reporting period ends you can click on the lighter portion of the Accepting responses and that will move it over to closed, or not accepting responses.
Any questions please leave a comment and I will answer a.s.a.p.