Remote learning and Online Exam with Google WorkSpace Apps – Explained

Remote learning and online exams have become increasingly common in today’s digital world. As a result, educational institutions have had to adapt to this new reality by implementing various digital solutions, including using Google Workspace Apps. 

Google Workspace offers a suite of tools that can be used to facilitate remote learning and online exams, such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms, also third-party apps integrated with all G-suite tools. In this topic, however, we will explore the benefits of using Google Workspace Apps for remote learning and online exams and how they can enhance the overall learning experience.

Starting with, we will have an overview of google workspace apps that are great to use in google forms for learning. Then, moving forward we will discuss how with the help of the Extended forms app users can do remote learning and online exams

Google Workspace Apps for learning

Google Workspace offers a suite of tools that can be used for remote learning, making it an attractive choice for students and teachers alike. One of the most popular tools is Google Forms, which is used for creating online quizzes or assessments. Another famous tool, Docs allows students to collaborate on documents in real time. 

Additionally, Google Classroom is the most popular and useful remote learning tool. There are other google tools for different use cases to create an efficient environment for remote learning. Besides Gsuite tools, google has a marketplace for different apps integrated with individual or every Gsuite platform that help students and teachers in the virtual learning environment. 

These Google Workspace Marketplace apps are of great use when it comes to using with  Gsuite tools or otherwise (some of them on an individual basis as well). There are various apps of Google Forms for learning (we’re going to focus on specific Google Forms apps here). Some of them are mentioned below –

  1. ExtendedForms
  2. Form Publisher
  3. Flubaroo
  4. Quilgo
  5. Hypatia Create
  6. Problem-Attic Import

So, these are some of the add-ons useful for remote learning and online exam whenever you use Google Forms. 

Note- We have another article based solely on google forms add-ons for remote-learning & online exam/quiz purposes. You can check out here –
Google Forms add-on for teachers
Google Forms for Schools

However, in the next section we are going to discuss how through just one app you can have an effective & efficient remote learning & online exams in google forms.

How can ExtendedForms help in remote learning and online exams?

Though there are other Google tools useful for remote education, but our focus will be on Google Forms for learning and through it mainly on ExtendedForms

ExtendedForms is a timer and proctor add-on that allows users to have a timer quiz or assessment in Google Forms. Additionally, it helps prevent cheating via automated proctoring during remote exams. You can easily create extendedforms timer test in google forms within minutes. 

Apart from that the app is integrated to Google Classroom, making it simpler for teachers to create classworks from extended forms dashboard. Moreover, it is possible to auto-import scores from linked google form to the created classwork. 

With extended forms, it has become easier to create google forms timer quiz or exams. The configuration of the add-on is hassle-free, so it doesn’t require a tutorial to help you with. However, we will still go through the important features relevant for remote learning and online exam purposes. 

  • To start with, you’ll first need to install the app, through ‘add-ons’ under the ‘More’ option in google forms. Once you’ve installed, click on the puzzle icon shape & configure it. The settings box that’ll appear will allow you to set online exams timer feature.
  • Set up the timer and other functions like restricted attempts & auto-submit after timer. 
  • Go to the gear-shape icon besides share form to open up to main settings of extended forms. 
  • You’ll be directed to EF dashboard and particularly to ‘Form Settings.’ If you want to set a date/time deadlines for when respondents can take exams, then scroll down enable the option and set date & time for the form to be taken by students.
  • To prevent cheating through copy-paste, users can disable the ‘Allow Right Click, Copy & Paste’ option.
  • Another feature is proctoring, go to the proctor section and enable the options of tab-switching, camera snapshot & full-screen detector.
  • Next feature is the classroom integration, for that click on this icon ‘⋮’ in the forms dashboard. 
  • Go to Google Classroom option, a dialogue box will appear ‘Add to classroom,’ fill the details and hit the ‘add’ button. A classwork will be added in that particular classroom. 

*Note – We’ve an article specifically dedicated to how to use this Classroom feature with Google Classroom. You can check out here – How to use ExtendedForms with Google Classroom?

Apart from the discussed features, it has other feature like you can send forms through custom invitation. You just have to click on the ‘send invitation’ option, go to ‘invitation message’ and write a custom message, then go back and add email-ids to whom you want to send the invitation. 

Additionally, in extended forms users can create teams and create google forms under those particular teams. You can check out this article to understand more on the teams feature – How to Add Teams and Assign Roles in Google Forms? [2 Ways]

This is how extended forms help in to create an effective environment through google forms for remote learning and online exams/quizzes.

Wrap Up

In conclusion, the use of Google Workspace Apps has proven to be a game-changer for remote learning and online exams. The various apps available through Google Workspace Marketplace have made it possible for students and teachers to collaborate effectively, share information seamlessly, and maintain productivity from anywhere with an internet connection. 

The marketplace for Google Workspace Apps is constantly expanding, providing even more options for students and educators to customize their learning experience. Similarly, the ExtendedForms app is constantly upgrading and providing users with more benefits than it came with in the beginning.

As you now have gotten the idea of how extended forms can help in remote learning and online exams, I would recommend you, use the app if you’re a google forms user and take your forms a notch up with the timer & other features.

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