Google Forms Guide

How does Quilgo integration work?

Quilgo allows you to conduct online tests by embedding a timer in your Google Forms via its Google Forms Add-on. You can use Google Forms as a primary forms engine, which means you can build quizzes and store responses at Google while using the rest of the features Quilgo offers, including timer, proctoring and analytics. This guide covers the specifics of Quilgo for Google Forms only, the rest of the information can be found in the Docs.

How to install Quilgo Add-on?

First of all, you need to install Quilgo Add-on for Google Forms:

  1. Go to   Quilgo Add-on and click the Install button. You may be asked to authenticate with your Google account..
     You may also see the "Admin install" and "Individual install" buttons instead. In this case, choose the option that suits you best.
     Please make sure you are not logged in with multiple Google Accounts, otherwise, Quilgo may not be able to work properly due to Google permissions issue.
  2. You will be asked to provide permissions to Quilgo. Click Continue, then choose your Google Account, then click Allow.
  3. At the end of the installation click Next, then Done.

Enable Quilgo

Next, you need to enable Quilgo in your Google Form:

  1. Go to your Google Forms and open a form you would like to use with Quilgo. You can create a new form if you'd like.
  2. Once inside the form, click the puzzle  icon in the top menu, choose Quilgo and click Configure.
     If you don't see the Configure option, close the popup and open it again.
  3. Click Enable Quilgo, wait for the automatic setup to complete, then click Go to Quilgo.
     Once Quilgo is enabled you may notice a new field in your form called Submission ID. Please leave this field as-is as it is required for Quilgo to work properly.

Finish Setup

Once your Quilgo account is open you will be asked to read and agree with Quilgo Terms & Conditions to continue. When you agree with Quilgo Terms, the set-up is considered finished.

Technical Questions

What is the Quilgo ID field in my form?

Once you enable the Add-on for your form, the Quilgo ID field will be created automatically. This field is required to allow Quilgo to fetch submission data. You don't need to fill it in, this field will be pre-populated automatically for each respondent.

Does Quilgo alter my form?

Yes, but as little as possible. Quilgo adds a Quilgo ID field and also turns Google authentication OFF, adding its own access layer.

Can answers be submitted automatically?

The answers cannot be submitted automatically in Google Forms, they can only be submitted when your respondents click the "Submit" button in the form. If you use the "Auto-close" option and the respondent doesn't submit the form in time, their answers will not be submitted and you will see a "Time over" badge next to the test in your Dashboard. If you are unsure, try to use tests without the "Auto-close" option, it allows you to submit the form at any time and the time will be still logged in your Dashboard.


I do not see the "Configure" button in the Add-on

This is a Google bug. Please try to refresh your Google Form page a few times.

I receive a permission error when I try to set up the Add-on

This is a known issue with Google permissions and it happens when you are logged in with more than one Google account. Try to sign out of all accounts except your main account. Alternatively, try Guest/Incognito mode.

Time is not logged and I see "Time over"

There could be 2 main reasons for that:

  • The Submission ID field was removed from your form. This field is required to allow Quilgo to fetch submission data. Please do not remove or modify this field or the submission time will not be logged. We will attempt to restore the field automatically if we detect its absence.
  • Your respondents modify the text in the Submission ID field. We did our best to provide as clear instructions as possible, however, it is technically impossible for us to control this field without breaching Google Terms of Service. If you think that this might be the reason, please ask your respondents to simply skip this field and not modify it.

My respondents cannot upload files to my Google Form

Unfortunately, Quilgo does not yet support file uploading in Google Forms.

Issue with Google Authentication

When your Google Form is configured to require your respondents to authenticate via Google, this will unfortunately not work with Quilgo. This is why we attempt to turn these settings off when you enable the Quilgo Add-on for your Google Form. However, sometimes it is not possible for us to turn these settings off for you or these settings may be turned back on later by form owners. In this case, we send you a notification suggesting to turn these settings off manually. Please note, Quilgo's own authentication layer will remain to be present.

Tests score is not shown in Quilgo

Unfortunately, Google does not allow calculating of precise score for tests with questions of type Grid or Checkbox Grid. If your form contains such question types, we are not able to calculate the score and thus cannot show it.