How to add an image password to your Google Forms (Full Guide )

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How to add an image password to your Google Forms

Google Forms has this “all or nothing” problem. Forms are public (anyone will fill out your form) or, if you are in Google Apps, will produce forms that are visible to everyone in your organization. But it is not possible to restrict access to forms to specific individuals.

Another flaw is that Google Forms does not allow passwords or CAPTCHAs to stop spam robots from filling their forms with random data. Google itself maintains the reCAPTCHA project however it is not known if the integration with Google Forms is within the works. There is a solution, however.

Google forms with image password

Google forms with image password

Google forms with image password

Google forms are not CAPTCHA compliant however they are doing offer an option to attach images with questions. These can be used as a picture password.

Google forms captcha image – Image Password

The idea is simple.

We added a multiple choice question where the user is asked to select an image from a variety of multiple images. If you choose the correct image, the best kind will be displayed, if an error message is not displayed. In addition, these images are shuffled therefore, the position of the response is random for each respondent.

How to create Google forms with image password

Take this sample Google form for a spin and you’ll get the concept.

Open a new Google form and build 3 sections. The main section can have the image password, the second section may contain the error message and also the latter can have the actual questions you just want to ask the users who have passed the anti-spam test.

In the first section, create a multiple-choice question and attach a different image with each option. Make this a mandatory question and activate the random order of the question. Also, turn on the “Go to section based on response” option for the section so that only valid responses are taken to the main form.

For each option that is not valid, choose “Go to Section 2” and choose “Go to Section 3” for the right choice. In section 2, do not add any questions, but rather the error message within the description of the section. Also, set “Go to section 1” once section 2 so that the user can not go to the main section 3 without passing the image test.

Make the Google form live and respondents can only see the main form if they need to solve the problem in section 1. You should also consult another technique to outlaw access to Google forms with password.

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