How do I embed a Google form into my course?

These instructions explain how to create a survey and embed that survey into an OpenLearning course using Google Forms. They also explain how to make the response data viewable for learners in an OpenLearning course.

Please note: In order to make the response data viewable, the survey creator will need to answer the survey questions one time. If this will compromise the response data, the instructions conclude with a way to remove that data.

Creating the survey and embedding it in OpenLearning

Step 1

Go to Google Forms and create a new form.


Step 2

Select Settings in the upper right-hand corner. 


Step 3

Untick the Restrict to users in... box.

Then tick See summary charts and text responses.

Select SAVE.


Step 4

Create your form however you like.


Step 5

Select Send form.

Then select the link image next to the Send via text. 

Copy the link. 


Step 6

Embed that link in your chosen OpenLearning course page using the Embedded iFrame widget.


Making the response data viewable for learners

Step 1

Visit the link you copied in step 4 above via an incognito window.


Step 2

Take the survey and select Submit.


Step 3

After completing the survey you should see two links: See Previous Responses and Submit Another Response. 

Select See Previous Responses.


Step 4

Copy that link and share it in your OpenLearning course using the Text widget



Remove survey creator response 

Step 1

Return to the Google Form you created in edit mode and select Responses.


Step 2

Select the green and white sheets icon.


Step 3

A prompt will appear asking you to select a response destination. Choose the option to create a new spreadsheet.


Step 4

Click the sheets icon again to be redirected to your responses. In the sheet, find the survey creator response. It will likely be the only response. Delete that row.


The survey results will now be available to respondents without the survey creator’s response.

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