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Written by Sabyasachi Mohapatra
Updated over a week ago


Welcome to Testlify! In this guide, we'll explore how to integrate Google Docs into your assessments for a seamless and interactive experience.

The document test helps to evaluate a candidate's skill and proficiency with:

i) Writing and Formatting Documents

ii) Collaborative Editing and Comments

iii) Using Templates and Styles

iv) Knowledge of Formatting Tools

  1. The first step is to create a new assessment by clicking on the 'Create Assessment' button and giving your assessment a name.

  1. Move on to the next tab 'Tests', and add relevant tests to your assessment by using the filters provided.

  1. The third step is the 'Questions' tab where you can click on 'Custom' and select 'Document'.

Add all details to the Google Docs question and click 'Add' to save changes.

Please note: When you add the Google Docs link, a copy or clone of it will automatically be created when the candidate attempts this question. This means your original link remains unchanged, and for each candidate, a clone of the same link is created, giving them the option to enter their responses. Additionally, these responses are saved in each candidate's respective performance report.

  • By default, a score of 5 is allotted for this question, which you have the flexibility to modify according to your requirements.

  • You can also click on 'Preview' if you wish to know how the question would look on the candidate's side.

  • The last step is to select relevant 'Settings' for your assessment. Once done, ensure to click on 'Next' and 'Save' for all changes to get saved.

  • Now you can go ahead and invite candidates for the assessment.

a) Here is how the cloned Google Docs link would be displayed for each candidate. You will notice that the candidate's email ID appears in the document name, indicating that a clone of the original Google Docs link has been done.

b) Referring to your question, the candidate will then enter their responses in the Google Docs document.

c) Once a candidate completes the assessment, you can view the response of the candidate in your workspace dashboard by clicking on 'View Google Docs'.

d) Additionally, in the downloadable PDF report, you will find the hyperlink to view the candidate's response.

We've covered the steps to add the Google Docs question and also outlined how the question would look when the candidate is taking the assessment, providing an overall understanding of how the Google Docs test question functions.

If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team at [email protected].

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