Google forms have a variety of uses. You can do surveys, gather important data, or create quizzes, just to name a few. Recently, I have discovered an add-on for Google forms that increases the power of forms. This add-on is called Choice Eliminator. Imagine the possibilities when you can have choices that disappear once each person submitting the form has selected one of the options. My first thought for use would be for parent/teacher conferences. You want to give parents the option of selecting their time, but you also want options to disappear once they have selected one. The Choice Eliminator add-on is your best friend for turning this possibility into a reality. Brian Gray’s YouTube video gives you the best example of how it works and walks you through the steps to accomplish it on your own.
Once you have watched the video to see how it is done, follow these basic steps.
Install the Choice Eliminator add-on to your Google form
- Create your form including the multiple choice options for each question.
- Click on Add-ons (Make sure you are in your Google form).
- Click on Get Add-ons.
- Search for Choice Eliminator.
- Install the Choice Eliminator Add-on.
- Click on Add-on – Choice Eliminator – Start
- A dialogue box appears on the right hand side of the screen.
- After the question list loads, click on the question you want to eliminate choices on.
- Click SAVE.
- Your form is now ready to go!
But WAIT!, there’s more
As shown in the video, you can now allow multiple selections/restrictions for different options within the form. For example, if you want three 8 o’clock slots, but only one 3 o’clock slot, you can do that!
- Create your questions in the usual way
- Open Choice Eliminator dialogue box on the right
- Click to eliminate choices
- Then click on choice options
- Now you can set the number of options available for each answer within your multiple choice list that you provided in your form.
The Choice Eliminator add-on for Google forms truly transforms your educational practices and opens up an unlimited number of possibilities for educators when creating forms that need limited selected options at times. Please share in comments how you might use the choice eliminator add-on and how it might most benefit you! As I always say, it’s not what you know, but what you share.