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


Google Forms

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

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

Ortrac Forms

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

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


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



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

Evalueringsquestions & Rating scales

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

  • "tag" the forms in different ways, give them "post-it" notes with searchable information, both as the creator 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, but the result will be one individual form per student.
  • Hide forms from certain courses

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

  • Single item (a query 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 attached)

The rating scale, for its part, consists of a number of components it also:

  • Discrete Values (this will be a Muliple Choice question) 
  • Numeric values (can create e.g. a slider component)