How do I make a webform?

Teachers have the ability to create Webforms, which can be used as a platform for making surveys, quizzes and tests. With a webform you can make true or false, multiple choice, and short answer questions for your students to respond to. Answers will be saved in the database and you can download them as a spreadsheet, or simply view them on the website.

Webforms can be tricky, because when you first start to create one, it looks very similar to creating an exercise or a blog post. The differences become apparent after you save the post. After you write a short description of the assignment and give it a title/tag/classroom, you can save it, and move on to the fun part. Adding in the "webform components," or, as we humans might call them... questions? items?

There are different types of questions, depending on what you want to ask. Each type can be further customized to look just how you want it, but for the most part, they are set up how you would want them.

Once you select a type of question, then it is a matter of writing the question in the component name, writing in your instructions for the question, and (if applicable) creating options to choose from. It can seem daunting because there are so many options, but once you get the hang of how it's set up, it's not too hard.

The different question types are:

Grid: Allows creation of grid questions, denoted by radio buttons. Questions are listed down the side of the grid, with options listed across the top. Usually something like "Strongly Agree" through "Strongly Disagree," or anything else on a likert-type scale.

Number: A numeric input field (either as textfield or select list). For questions that have numerical answers, you can choose to make a list of numbers to select from, or have the students type the number in a textfield.

Page Break: Add a page break if you want your form to have multiple pages for organization.

Select Options: Allows creation of checkboxes, radio buttons, or select menus. For multiple-choice type questions, you can choose radio buttons (only one option can be selected) or checkboxes (multiple boxes can be checked) or a drop down menu of choices to select from.

Text Area: A large text area that allows for multiple lines of input. For questions requiring longer responses.

Text Field: Basic textfield type. Usually for a fill in the blank or short answer type question.


With these fields you can create nearly any type of quiz you want.