This article briefly describes the differences between an Ortrac form and a Google Form.


Google Forms

Google Forms can create forms with various components and is free to use and delivered online. Share a form with others and save the answers. The forms are saved in Google Spreadsheet and can be used over and over again, for example for surveys.

For the filled answer in a Google form component, it becomes a filled cell in a Spreadsheet table.

For completed Google forms, there will be a filled row in a Spreadsheet table.

You can fill out the form with a number of components such as Multiple Choice, Checkboxes, Text, File upload and other features.

Ortrac Forms

The Ortrac Forms function can also create forms. They are similar in form to Google Forms but have a completely different structure behind .. Where Google form's different components lead to different entries in columns in a Spreadsheet table that is online, Ortrac form is actually a container for intelligent components, with the possibility of an advanced traceability.

Ortrac's form can be used both as a web form and in the app. In the app, you can also store the forms off-line, until you get access to the internet again.

An Ortrac Form is built, in the same way as a Google form, with different types of components:

  • Evaluation question
  • File upload
  • Rich text info 
  • Separators

Evalueringsquestions & Rating scales

Some of the things that set Ortrac Forms apart from Google forms are that you can:

  • "tag" the forms in different ways, give them "post-it" notes with searchable information, both as creators of the form and those who use the form.
  • You can assign the form access to different courses with students
  • You can fill in forms in groups, although the result is a single form per student.
  • Hide forms from certain courses

An evaluation question can in turn consist of various components such as:

  • Single item (a question with with Rating scale)
  • Choice matrix (a matrix of questions but with the same Rating scale linked)
  • Comment only (a text question, without Rating scale linked)

Rating scale on the other hand consists of a number of components it also:

  • Discrete Values (this becomes a Multiple Choice question)
  • Numeric values (can create eg a slider component)


Corresponding components

At first glance, the range of components in a Google Forms may look large, compared to Ortrac forms. This matrix below, shows how the corresponding component of Google Forms is created in Ortrac Forms


Google Form Ortrac FormResponse modeRating ScaleResponse modeCategories

Multiple Choice

Evaluation questionSingle ItemRating scaleDiscrete valuest ex options: 1-5


Evaluation questionSingle ItemRating scaleDiscrete valuest ex options: Yes/no

Short Answer

Evaluation questionComments only


Rich Text info


Evaluation questionSingle ItemRating scaleDiscrete valuest ex options: A-E

File Upload

File Upload

Linear scale

Evaluation questionSingle ItemRating scaleNumeric Valuest ex 1.0 -5.0

Multiple Choice grid

Evaluation questionMultiple ChoiceRating scale(s)

Checkbox grid


Evaluation questionComments only


Evaluation questionComments only

Title and description

Rich Text info


Rich Text info + image


Rich Text info + link



Note: When using Choice matrix Evaluation questions, you can only tag the question. the parts of the matrix cannot be tagged in the same way as a SIngle Item response mode query.

Traceability and analysis

All these components together build up the functions of a Google Forms BUT, all components are thus traceable in a completely different way, which allows you to make powerful analyzes of entire education lines over time to, for example, see where you lack internships, how program goals and course objectives are met, strong and weak students.

Connect your collected data and extend the analysis to Microsoft Power BI