Pre-Filled URLS in Google Forms

We all know that Google Forms are an awesome way to collect data from students, parents, and staff.  Today I wanted to share with everyone a quick tool that you can use to help collect data. A pre-filled url is a url that pre-populates fields in your Google Form. Pre-filling fields is a huge time saver and guarantees that certain fields (i.e. cohort, assignment title, date) are accurate and uniformed. You can also use pre-filled urls  to share exemplars, guiding questions, or sentence starters within your form. 

So why would you use a pre-filled URL?

  • To provide your students with sentence starters.
  • Provide additional instructions for students.
  • Pre-Fill the assignment name or class period to create uniformed method of collecting data.
  • Give students an exemplar of a advanced answer.
  • Anything you can think of!


Creating Pre-Filled URLS in Google Forms Tutorials:

Step 1: Create your Google Form.
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Step 2: After you are done creating your form click on responses and then Get pre-filled URL. Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 11.00.34 AM

Step 3: Fill in the parts of your form that you would to be pre-filled. When you are done click submit.

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Step 4: Share your new pre-fill URL with your students/staff.
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