Add Questions

Add a New Question

  1. Click the Add question button.
  2. Type a question.
  3. (Optional) Click Required to specify if the question must be answered.
    Add a New Question
  4. To change the question type, click the Question Type list arrow and select a question type.
    Add Response Options

A menu opens, showing the question types that you can choose from. You can choose a question type that requires someone to enter text, choose from some options you give them, upload a file from their computer, select a response from a linear scale or grid of options, or even enter a date or time.

Question Types

Question Types Menu
Short Answer The user can enter text into a small text field. You can use data validation to set some rules for what can be entered.
Paragraph The user can enter text into a larger text field. You can use data validation to set some rules for what can be entered.
Multiple Choice The user can choose one option from a list. You can include an Other option, where the user can type a short answer.
Checkboxes The user can choose any number of options from a list. You can include an Other option, where the user can type a short answer.
Dropdown The user can choose one option from a dropdown menu.
File Upload The user can upload a file to answer the question. You can specify a file type, and maximum file size. The user must be signed in to their Google account, and uploaded files will count against the Google Drive storage space for the survey owner.
Linear Scale The user chooses a number along a linear scale. You can set the scale to start at either 0 or 1, and end on a whole number between 2 and 10.
Multiple Choice Grid You can create several rows of multiple choice responses, and the user chooses one response per row. You can also change it to one choice per column.
Checkbox Grid You can create several rows of checkbox responses, and the user chooses any number of responses per row.
Date The user selects a date. You can specify whether or not the year is included as well.
Time The user can select a time. You can instead specify for the user to select a duration.

Add Response Options

  1. Select a response field and enter text within it.
    Add Response Options

Now enter another response. Keep adding new fields and responses until you have all the options you need.

Duplicate a Question

  1. Click in the cell of the question you want to duplicate.
  2. Click the Duplicate button.
    Duplicate a Question

A new copy of that question is created. Now we can just edit the question or responses, instead of creating a new question from scratch.

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