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Three Ways to Allow Retakes of a Google Form

Google Forms has several features that can provide feedback at different times based on responses to questions. This article covers three ways to offer DELAYED feedback after a form is submitted.

General Settings for a Google Form to allow retakes

For all three options, you will need to have ‘Collect email address‘ in Settings -> General selected so anonymous responses are not allowed.

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Option 1 – Select both ‘Limit to 1 Response‘ and ‘Edit after submission

Setting for Google Form v1 Option 1

In option 1, you select both ‘Limit to 1 response‘ and ‘Edit after submit‘. With both of these selected, a form is limited to one attempt that can be edited after submission. When a student completes a form and clicks ‘Submit’, they will see buttons. The first is to ‘View score’, and the one below it is to ‘Edit your response’.

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The ‘View score‘ button will show which of their responses were correct or incorrect. They can also view any feedback you provide for each question. The  ‘Edit your response’ link allows them to retry the quiz, and all their previous responses will show and can be changed. Using these settings, an instructor will only see a student’s final score and not any information on their number of attempts. You can view a Group on SharingTree with all the template forms for the options we share in this article or get the template for option here. Our next method will let you track how many attempts they make.  

Option 2 – Do not select ‘Limit to 1 Response‘ or ‘Edit after submission

Setting for Google Form v1 Option 2

For option 2, you do not select either ‘Limit to 1 response‘ or ‘Edit after submit‘. When the student submits their form, they will see the ‘View Score‘ and ‘Submit another response‘ options. You can hide the ‘Submit another response‘ option in the Setting -> Quiz options.

Using option 2, the instructor can see how many reattempts a student makes and their score for each attempt. The downside is the student must enter all their answers for each attempt. The link to the template form for option 2 is here or to get all the templates go-to the group for this article.

Option 3 – Select only ‘Limit to 1 Response

Setting for Google Form v1 Option 3

A third option is to select only ‘Limit to 1 response’. With this option, only one attempt is allowed. You can require students to do corrections using the feedback from the ‘View score‘ button, and then you can delete their response from the Response screen on the Google Form, allowing them a manual retake.

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Delete option for student response in Google Form

The link to the template form for option 3 is here or to get all the templates go-to the group for this article. For more information and tips on delayed feedback in a Google Form see our Ultimate Guide article

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  Author: Dave Fogliatti
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