Add Passwords to your Google Form

Welcome !

In this blog I am going to show you how to Add passwords to your Google Form in a few simple steps. In this blog I am going to be using a physics quiz. If you want to refresh your knowledge in Google Forms, you can click on the following links:

  1. Getting started with Google Forms
  2. Create Quiz with Google Forms

Why to Add Passwords to your Google Form ?

Teachers often say that unwanted responses come into their Google Form, as anyone with the Google Form link can fill out a response. By adding a password to your Google Form, you can eliminate the unwanted responses. In this blog we will be tackling this issue in a few steps.

So let’s get started.

Step1: Sample Google Form

The form that I will be using a simple physics quiz. If you prefer working with the Google Form click here.

The Google Form contains the following details:

  1. 2 sections in the Google Form
  2. 1st section contains the details of the students
  3. 2nd section contains the questions on physics.

Step2: Create a new Section

We are going to create a new section in the Google Form by clicking on the add section button.

Here the section has been created. I have given a name to the section (Enter the Password).

Step 3 : Add the question

We have created the section, next we have to create a new question by clicking on the Add question button.

Here the questions has been created and I have named the questions as Enter the Password.

Step 3: Make the question required

If we don't make the question required students will not fill the question and move on to answering the question, that might lead to unwanted responses. In order to make the question required just click on the required button that will enable the required question feature.

Now the question has been successfully made required.

Step 4: Add the Validation

We have created the section, added the question its time to add the validation to the question. In order to do that follow these steps:

  1. Click on the three dots next to the required button.
  2. Next click on the Response validation button.

3. As soon as you click on Response validation that will add a part under the question.

4. These are the default settings available. Now we are going to change it to the following changes.

5. Here I have changed the type to Text.

6. I have se the password as PhysicsTest123

7. Now the contain method makes sure that unless and until the students enters the password PhysicsTest123 .

8. Now if the student enter the correct password, the student will be able to go to the next section. If the student enters the wrong password we need to enter a custom text error. This will tell the person filling the form that he has entered the wrong password.

This is what your final Response Validation should look like.

Step 5: Check the Output

We have successfully added the password, no its time to check the output out.

You can either click on the preview button that will open up the form or you can click here.

This is what the first part of the form will look like. Now we will try it in 2 different ways:

  1. First we are going to enter the incorrect password and see whether the custom error text appears.

Here we can see that our Response validation has successfully worked.

2. Now we are going to enter the correct password PhysicsTest123 . As soon as you click next you are taken to the next section that looks like this.

Here the password function has successfully worked. As soon as we entered the correct password we moved on to the next section.

If you prefer watching the video, you can click on this link.

Summary

So this is all for this blog. I hope you have understood how to Add Passwords to Google Forms. If you want you can add numbers too in the form of passwords. You can send your feedback on aryanirani123@gmail.com .

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