Monday, November 7, 2016

Flubaroo - Add-n for Sheets

Many of you have heard of Flubaroo.  For those who have not, it's a great little add-on for Google Sheets designed to score test/quizzes created in Google Forms.  Flubaroo was created before Google Forms allowed you to create a quiz out of a form.  This begs the question, "Why would I use Flubaroo rather than a Forms quiz?"  The truth is, the quiz creation feature in Forms will do just about everything Flubaroo does, so it more a matter of preference than anything else; however, Flubaroo has some neat features you might want to take advantage of.  For example, Flubaroo uses the responses in Sheets captured from the form submission.  It will grade the submissions and provide some quick and convenient graphic displays.  For example, students who score less than 70% on a quiz/test will show up in read in your spreadsheet.  Question in which less than 60% of students answered correctly will show up in orange.  This makes it easy to get a quick assessment of students' performance.

Blow are two videos.  The first was produced by Flubaroo and provides an overview of what Flubaroo can do.  The second is a video I created to show you how to use Flubaroo.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Working with Google Forms

If you know how to create a Google Form, now it's time to learn how to format the form.  This includes how to pick the appropriate settings, change the themes, and more.  This video will show you what to do with a form after creating it.  After watching this video, you will know everything you need to know in order to create and work with Google Forms.  Be sure to watch for future videos on Form add-ons!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

How to Create a Google Form

Google Forms are one of the most powerful apps Google has to offer.  This video will show you how to create a Google Form and work with its settings.  If you've never created a Google Form before, this video is a great starting point.  Watch for future videos that will show you how to work with Forms and how to use Form add-ons.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A Google Drive Refresher

Google did something that I think is a bit confusing.  Every Google account has a Google Drive.  As you know, you can upload and/or download files to and from your Google Drive and your local computer and/or mobile device.  Did you know; however, that you can also download a program called Google Drive?  This program is downloaded to your local computer and creates a folder on your computer called Google Drive.  This folder synchronizes with your cloud-based Google Drive.  That is, if you place documents in the Google Drive folder on your computer, you don't have to upload them to your Google Drive account because they will synchronize with your Drive account.  Why they didn't give this a different name is beyond me.  I would have called it something like "Drive Sync."  Then again, I'm not working for Google and they haven't called me lately (ever) for my opinion.

In this training video, I'm doing a quick refresher on how to log into your online (cloud-based) Google account, navigate to your Drive, and upload files to your Drive account.  In a later video, I'll show you how to install Google Drive to you local computer so you can synchronize with your online Google Drive.