26 – Google Forms

A big rise of 33 places this year

With Google Forms you can create and analyze surveys right in your web browser—no special software is required.

Website: google.com/forms/
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 32
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 8

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 59  2017: 42    2016: 34    2015: –     2014: –    2013: –
2012: –    2011: –       2010: –       2009: –     2008: –    2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected Google Forms as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“I can easily create questionnaires or quizzes in a Form, which will automatically generate graphs of the responses. Forms can then automatically create and link a Sheet to allow deeper analysis of the data. Also features Google’s standard clean UI design.” Learning Technologist, USA

“Love this for assessments and surveys.” Organisational Development Manager, UK

“I love how easy it is to create forms and quizzes, and the instant feedback you receive. It is highly utilized in my classroom and in my building.” Teacher, USA

“Tests, polls – convenient and fast” College Professor, Russia

“Survey to obtain learner’s profile & client’s information eg. Evaluative inputs on training” Adult Educator, Singapore

“It is just so simple” CEO, Sweden

Previous comments

“I use Google Forms to identify opinions of participants in workshops (e.g. prioritizing), to evaluate workshops and to assess learning technologies and e-learning modules (e.g. during workshops).” Wilfred Rubens, Netherlands

“Just an amazingly simple and effective tool for research and gathering learner feedback.” Anon, New Zealand

“Best survey tool. No doubt.” Stefan Van De Velde, Online learning facilitator, Belgium, 2016

“I use Google Forms to identify opinions of participants in workshops, to evaluate workshops and to assess learning technologies and e-learning modules (e.g. during workshops).” Wilfred Rubens, Consultant, Netherlands, 2106

“This revolutionized my life. I put all of my quizzes into Forms and the students take it on their iPad and I get real time data back – It grades it for you (as long as it isn’t long or short answer questions)! This has cut my grading down in a huge way, and has helped me get students grades back quickly, so they can correct their work while it is still fresh, or I can reteach if necessary. Love it!” Stephanie Martin, Primary/Secondary (K12) teacher, USA, 2106

“Good for smaller surveys. Free.” Niels Johansen, HR, Denmark, 2016

“forms for clean and simple evaluation” Hedwig Belle, e-learning developer, Netherlands, 2016