Google Forms is a great tool to utilize with students and staff; you can gather data, receive immediate feedback, and assess student learning. When creating a Google Form, you can set up notifications so that you receive an e-mail when someone completes the form.
When would I need to use the notification feature?
Reader interest surveys with students: As students submit the form, you will receive an e-mail and immediately begin finding the “right” book for the student. This can be helpful with virtual students.
3D printing or other file submissions: When students need to submit a file to you, the form will alert you once the file is uploaded to the form. We use this with our 3D-printing projects so students can complete them at home and submit them online, and we can print the files the next morning.
Library surveys or audits: You can keep the survey open for users to provide feedback anytime. You will be notified when a new survey is completed.
How do I set up a notification?
- Open a Google Form and click Responses.
- Click the Sheets icon to create a spreadsheet with results. You will create your notification/alert in Google Sheets. Click Create.
- Go to the Google Sheet if it does not automatically open. From the toolbar, click Tools > Notification Rules.
- A box appears with options. Choose to receive an email right away.
- Click Save.
For more information about setting up a notification, click here.