Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Password Protect Google Forms

Google Forms can be used for so much: collecting data, surveys, self grading quizzes, and Breakout Games. One of the coolest features is the ability to set a password to block progress in any Form. All you need to do is create sections and add a question that requires a specific text, set of digits, or other combination to progress. Follow the steps below to start creating Password Protected Google Forms!

Password Protect Google Forms!

  1. Open a Google Form.
  2. Create questions/images/etc until you want there to be a “roadblock” or spot where the person completing the Form is required to enter in a password or specific combination.
  3. Make a short answer question.

  1. Click the 3 dots on the bottom right corner of the question and click “Data validation”.

  1. Choose “number” or “text” as your password format and click on one of them.

  1. Choose “Is equal to” in the next dropdown for number or “Contains” for text.

  1. Type in the required password in the next line. This is Case Sensitive!

  1. Type an error message in the last line. This is required! If there is no error message, it will show the password to anyone filling in the Form and make the question "Required".

  1. Insert a Section Break. This will require the person filling in the Form to get the password correct before seeing any more of the Form.

  1. Now you can continue to create regular question. The only way anyone can get to the question is if they submit the correct password.

Now your Form is password protected so students can not get into it or progress any more without the password. This also works great for creating digital Breakout style games!

If you want these directions in a Document click Here!