Forms Overview

1/22/21

When creating forms there are three main fields with selections to mix and match for a variety of options:
1 – Assignment
2 – Class
3 – Print a Form That Creates Scans…

This article explains all of the options and then gives you ideas for using various combinations.

Assignments

Generic Assignment: When you choose the forms button, without first choosing an assignment, the assignment area is left blank creating a generic multiple choice form that can be used with any assignment.


Specific Assignment: When you choose an assignment and then select the forms button, the form can only be used with that assignment or another assignment with a compatible answer key.



Class

Print Generic Form for Any Class: This option creates an area on the scan form for students to write and bubble in their GradeCam ID number. When selecting this option, you are also given a field to designate how many student ID digits should be on the form.


Specific Class: This option will create a form for each student with their name pre-filled so the student does not need to fill in their student ID number. When selecting this option, you can choose to print the forms for the entire class or choose specific students from the student drop-down menu that appears.



Print a Form that Creates Scans…

Only for this Assignment: This form can only be used once with the specific assignment selected.


For Assignments with a Compatible Key: This option will create a form for each student with their name pre-filled so the student does not need to fill in their student ID number. When selecting this option, you can choose to print the forms for the entire class or choose specific students from the student drop-down menu that appears.



Combinations

Generic Assignment with Generic Class: View the related article on this topic.
Teachers love this option for creating a stack of forms with any number of multiple choice questions that students can grab as they come into class to use for a quick exit ticket, quiz, assignment, etc. They can also laminate a class set of these forms for any class to use with dry-erase markers. The question choices can be formatted with up to 10 alphanumeric characters with alternating rows displaying different options.



Generic Assignment with Pre-filled Class: related article on this topic.
Teachers laminate the form and distribute them to each student to keep in their desk or class folder. The student uses a dry-erase marker to fill in the answers and then erases the answers after they are scanned to use the form again. The question choices can be formatted with up to 10 alphanumeric characters with alternating rows displaying different options.




Generic Assignment with Generic Class: View the related article on this topic.

Teachers can print a stack of the same form for all of their classes to use for this specific assignment. This option can save money since one copy of the form can be printed on a printer and then duplicated on a copier which is often cheaper than printing individual forms on a printer.



Specific Assignment with Pre-filled Class: related article on this topic.
These forms are only used once since a different form is printed for each student and it is only used with this specific assignment.




Compatible Assignment with Generic Class: View the related article on this topic.

Many teachers prefer the compatible key version over the generic form because they can use a variety of question types on the form and are not limited to only multiple choice. Print a stack of these forms that students can grab from as they come into class or laminate a class set for any student to use with dry-erase markers.



Compatible Assignment with Pre-filled Class: View the related article on this topic.
Laminate and distribute these forms to each student to keep in their desk or class folder. The student uses a dry-erase marker to fill in the answers and then erases the answers after they are scanned to use the form again.