Seeing a lot of questions at once can be overwhelming. Divide up your Google Form into sections to help break up the length of the Google Form. Think pages! Each section is a page of your Google Form.
Section Icon Forms
In the floating toolbar a section is the last icon. It looks like 2 rectangles stacked.
When adding a section rename it from “Untitled Section.”
Control I B
To add a section by keyboard shortcut hold down the Control key. Press I and while still holding down the Control key press B. Note that you will press the I key and release before pressing the B key.
Add Questions to the Section
Make sure the section is selected, you can tell by the blue indicator on the side of the section.
After selecting the section in the Google Form try using Control Shift Enter to add a question to that section. Otherwise, use the plus icon in the floating toolbar.
Click on the Settings Cog in the upper right of your Form. Choose the “Presentation” tab to select “Show progress bar.” The progress bar does NOT show progress on how many questions remain but rather on how many SECTIONS (or pages)remain in the Google Form. The progress bar is not helpful unless you have many sections.
I find moving questions in a Google Form to be tricky. You can drag the question order and you can drag questions in and out of the sections. However, it is easier with a keyboard shortcut. Use Control Shift J to move questions DOWN in the Form. Use Control Shift K to move the questions UP.
Use the 3 dots menu on the section to move the entire section of your Google form.
Drag Grippy Dots
After selecting “Move section” a pop up will appear showing you your sections. Use the grippy dots on the left to drag the sections around. The questions in the section will move with section. You can alternatively use the arrows on the right side to move the section order up and down the Google form.
In the Settings Cog, on the Presentation tab, you may want to choose “Shuffle question order.”
The challenge with selecting “Shuffle question order” is that the questions are shuffled including “what is your name” which you probably want always at the top of your Form. The way to get around this is to create sections. Questions WITHIN a section are shuffled but not between sections. So if you have an initial section for demographic questions and a separate section for your actual questions then “What is your name?” Will not end up at the bottom of your Google Form. However, If you have “What is your first name” and “What is your last name” in the same section those will appear in a random order.
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