Google Forms: STOP Students From Going to Previous Section

Google Forms is a survey tool. The quiz features of Google Forms were added to the survey features. One thing that can frustrate you about using a Google form as a quiz is that students can navigate BACK to sections and you will prevent them from doing so.

Creating Sections in a Google Form

Start with a Google form. Use the Quiz Helper by Schoolytics add-on to turn it into a Quiz and automatically add the student’s first and last name as a question. Quiz Helper adds a section to your Google form to separate your demographic questions from the quiz questions.

However, you may want to add more sections to your Google form! Use the floating toolbar to select the last icon (or if you like a keyboard shortcut, hold down Ctrl, press and then b).

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Question Mix in the section

IF you turn on question mixing in the settings (and Quiz Helper will automatically turn this on for you), mix the questions IN SECTION. What does it mean? You do not want “What is your name” to be the 5th question. But if you mix the questions in the settings … ALL the questions are mixed and who knows where the name question ends. The trick to this is to create sections. Any questions in the section are mixed. But they do not go to other sections.

Go back to the last section

With each section, the student will see the collection of questions in the section. There will be a button to go to the next section and a button to go BACK in a section.

Disable the Back button

The “Back” button in Google Forms cannot be disabled.

Hack Work Around

The solution to not being able to disable the back button is to create a separate form instead of a separate section. Only allow students to take the Google Form quiz once. After submitting the “first section”, they will be redirected to the next section, which is in a completely different Google form.

Presentation tab

On the Settings tab in Google Form ™, find the Presentation section. For “After Submission” click on “Edit” and ask students to go to the next section by clicking on the link. INSERT THE LINK TO THE NEXT GOOGLE FORM.

Presentation tab in Google Forms.  Highlighted presentation word.  Highlighted the section after submission.  Added "Please move on to the next section.  click here" and add the link to another google form.

Use the same spreadsheet

It is possible to have multiple Google Forms go to the same spreadsheet. The results will be on different tabs, but in the same spreadsheet. From the Answer tab in the second form, click on the spreadsheet icon and select “Select Existing Spreadsheets”. Select the spreadsheet from the first form.

Screenshot of the Google Answers Select Select Destination pop-up with the option to select existing spreadsheets.  Click select

Suggestion: Put Quiz Part 1 as an assignment in the grade book and Quiz Part 2 as a separate assignment.

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