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Kelly Falcone

Professor & Professional Development Coordinator

Category: “Good Idea’s”

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!

Where do good ideas come from? How do they happen?

Do you ever think about where “good ideas” come from? Do you envision the light bulb in your head just all of a sudden turning on? Or is there more to how we come up with those genius ideas? Are there things you can be doing to increase the likelihood of having these “moments”?

It’s time we get connected!  Watch this awesome TEDtalk…

Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from | Video on



Top 5 Videos Showing How Marissa Mayer’s Vision Will Shape Yahoo

Read Write Web article: Top 5 Videos Showing How Marissa Mayer’s Vision Will Shape Yahoo.

All of the videos in this article are awesome. As Google has shown, it is so important for people to work together to increase productivity, motivation and the generation of “GOOD IDEA’S”!

Marissa Mayer is very well spoken and a great role-model, not just for women, but for seeing what it takes to be successful.

Illinois Institute of Technology Commencement Speech: