Assignment Dropbox with Google Form


Gone are the days when students complete a paper worksheet and then put it in the wire box on the teacher’s desk. In today’s world, students are creating digital projects using a variety of tools on computers and mobile devices.

It can become difficult for the teacher to find and keep track of all of the students’ digital products/projects. One solution is to have students use tools that will provide a URL for their finished product, and then to collect those URLs using a Google form.

Assignment Dropbox Instructions:

 The Teacher Will:

  1. Go to: and log into his/her account.
  2. Create a form with the following (or similar) fields:
    – Class (optional)
    – First Name
    – Last Name
    – Project Name
    – Notes/Description
    – URL
  3. Click the blue link at the bottom of the page to view the published form.
  4. Shorten the URL of the published form (use or another shortener) and share it with the students, or embed the form into a blog, wiki, or webpage.

Note – Once the dropbox form is created, it can be used over and over again.




The Students Will:

Each time they want to submit a project:

  1. Go to the “Digital Drop Box” form. (The shortened URL provided by your teacher.
  2. Fill out the form. (It is best to copy the URL of your project/product and paste it into the form.)
  3.  Click “Submit.”

Viewing the Results (Teacher)

  1. Go to
  2. Click the title of the form you created earlier. This will open the spreadsheet that is “gathering” the students’ assignments.
  3. For easy viewing, use one or both of these options

a.  In the Normal View, sort the columns to order the rows by class, by assignment, and/or by student name.

b.  In the List View, use the pull-down menus at the top to easily find (filter) each class, each assignment, or each student.

4. Click the URL and choose to “go to link.” This will open a new tab or window in your browser and will display the student’s project.

Tools/Apps to Use with the Dropbox:


  1. Thank you for sharing! I really love Google Forms and this is going to be a handy tool as we proceed in the implementation with Google Apps for Ed. I enjoyed hearing you in Austin and so appreciate what you are doing for teachers!

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