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Google Forms Add-on

Snip is an addon for Google Forms to help teachers turn printed worksheets into digital forms. With Snip, users can easily crop and save sections of their worksheets (such as instructions, questions, and answers) to their Google Drive. Users can then insert the cropped portions of the worksheet directly into questions and responses in Google Forms instead of having to type and recreate diagrams.

You can install it from the Chrome Web Store.


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1 From your Google Form, open the Add-ons menu (puzzle piece)

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2 Click Snip

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3 Click Snip Images

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4 Click Select Image

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5 Select an image of your worksheet from your Google Drive (or upload a new one)

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6 Click Select

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7 Move and resize the box to cover a portion of the worksheet you'd like to "snip" into its own image (e.g. a diagram to display with the question)

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8 Choose whether this "snip" is informational or tied to a specific question. This is used to name the "snipped" image in a useful way when it is saved to your Drive.

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9 If it's a question or answer, specify the question number by typing or using the +/- buttons

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10 If it's an answer option, check "This is an answer"

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11 Click Save to Drive

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12 Move the box and repeat as many times as you need to in order to "snip" all of your images

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13 Make sure all of your images save to your Drive

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14 Click Close

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15 Click Add question (or select an existing question)

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16 Click Add inline image 
For multiple choice questions, you can also add images to choice options.

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17 Click Google Drive

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18 Navigate to the Snip folder in your drive

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19 Navigate to the folder that corresponds with the current form.

Depending on your form, it may list the title of the form or the date the form was created.

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20 Click the "snipped" image you'd like to use

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21 Click Select

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22 If necessary, you can resize the image

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23 Add any additional information to your question

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Here's an interactive tutorial for the visual learners


All information you put into this add-on is only processed inside of your web browser, on the Google App servers, and in your Google Drive. No information is sent back to me or any other parties. See the site privacy policy for more information.


A scanned photo of a worksheet with an overlay that highlights one particular question. Controls at the bottom of the screen allow the user to select whether this is a question or instruction, specify the question number, specify whether it is an answer option, save it to Google Drive, and select a new image from Google Drive. A Google Drive folder that shows a list of instructions, questions, and responses, named in the format Instruction X, Question X Part Y, Question X Response Y

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