For years now, I have used Google forms to allow staff and children to report problems. We have 2 main forms on our school website:
- For reporting technical issues – they fill in their name, the device location and the problem they are having
- A general e-safety one – they fill in name (if they wish) and the e-safety concern they have got. This could be a website that needs blocking or a worry they have.
With both of these forms, it pings me an email when someone completes it. If I need to follow it up or pass it on to someone, I can do. Both forms are on the school website pages so can be easily found too. So, how did I do it?
First, load Google Drive and select New>Google Forms.
To see an example of our form, click here and then choose Help. Although I’d ask you not to fill it in as it will email me!
There are many other uses for Google Forms, we have used them for parent surveys for example. Although if you do this, I would suggest that you don’t set email notifications until a week or two after sending out the URL and then you could get a notification if people were still completing it rather than receiving 200 on day one (wishful thinking…getting 200 responses of course).
I hope that helps you to create a form and use it to collect information 🙂