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Kelly Falcone

Professor & Professional Development Coordinator

Embedding google forms into Blackboard: Great idea for student bios!

I believe it is very important to create a class community in online courses.  One strategy I use is to collect students’ bios using a Google form embedded into my Blackboard course. Here are the steps:

Step 1:  Go to Google Drive click on “create” then “form”

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Step 2:  Choose a theme for your form, or you can keep it as a simple text form.  I like to have fun with them and use a creative theme.

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Step 3:  You can now add all the survey questions you would like to.  You can use short answer or multiple-choice.  In my online course I like to use the following questions: name, bio/interests, technology skill level, number of online courses taken, and what topics they are most excited to learn about in the course.

Step 4: Now that you have completed the form you are ready to embed it.  Go to “file” then “embed”.   Then copy the html embed code.

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Step 5: Now go to Blackboard and choose “build content”  Click on add “item”.

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Step 6:  In the textbox editor click on the html button and then paste in the html embed code.

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Step 7: You now have your form embedded in Blackboard!  Here is an example:

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Step 8:  Now you need to provide a link to the results page.  Go to build content and then “web link”.  I like to set it to open in Blackboard.

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If you have any questions or want to share other ways of using Google forms please comment below!

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