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Create Quick Surveys with Google Forms

Need feedback on a presentation? Organizing a volunteer group? Want to know who is coming to your event?


Try Google Forms. You can create a form from variety of themes and survey types and then email a link to the form to your participants. Responses are automatically collected in a spreadsheet on Google Drive.


Try It Out

Before you begin, note that you can’t have multiple Gmail accounts open when using Forms.

  • TU Gmail Users: Log in to your Gmail account, go towards the top left, and click Drive. You can also click on Drive on the black bar across the top.

  • Exchange/Outlook Users: Log in to TUportal, go to TUapplications on the left, click Google Apps, and then select Docs.

Next for all users, under Drive, click Create and then Form. Enter a title, select a theme, and then click OK. You are now set to enter the questions to create your survey. Once you’ve finished, click on Send form and you will see the survey link that you can copy and paste in an email to send to participants. The results will appear in Google Drive.


Note that you should not use Google Forms to collect confidential information. Also, some institutions prevent access to Google Apps on their network. This means that some participants may not be able to complete your survey.


For more details, see a short video Tour of Google Forms on the Google Drive website. The site also includes additional instructions.


If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk through the TUhelp web site at or call 215-204-8000.

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