Google Docs: Forms & Spreadsheets

Greg Hopkins, OD

Google Documents has been around for quite awhile, and perhaps you have uploaded a word document or PDF to the service in the past. Similar to the free file syncing service Dropbox, Google Docs is a useful resource for maintaining accessibility to documents from any location (“in the cloud,” as it were), but one great and often under-utilized feature is the ability to create forms and surveys to populate spreadsheets automatically. Trying to get feedback from your patients about your office? Trying to plan a meeting or office party? You can create a form for that and either link directly to it, embed it in a website, or even an email. I’ve used one before to fill-out convergence insufficiency symptom surveys (CISS) on the fly. Once the answers are in a spreadsheet, it’s relatively simple to score the responses automatically to provide instant feedback and a more efficient exam flow.

Links and References:

Advertisements

One thought on “Google Docs: Forms & Spreadsheets

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s