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Drag and Drop Ranking in Google Forms (Easiest Way in 2024)

In this article, we will show you how to do drag and drop ranking in Google Forms in just a few clicks. Simply follow the steps below.

Can You Do Drag and Drop Ranking in Google Forms? 

Google Forms does not have a direct drag and drop feature specifically designed for ranking questions. However, you can still create a form that allows users to rank their preferences using a workaround with the "Multiple Choice Grid" question type. 

How to Set Up a Ranking Question in Google Forms

Follow the steps below to set up a ranking question in Google Forms.

Step 1: Select "Multiple choice grid" for your question type

Start by creating a new question in your Google Form and choose "Multiple Choice Grid" from the list of question types.

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Step 2: Input options as rows and rankings as columns

In the rows of the multiple-choice grid, input the items or options that participants will rank.  For example, we want to list the topics we're considering for the workshops: "Sustainable Living", "Creative Writing", "Yoga and Mindfulness", and "Digital Photography".

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For the columns, input the ranking scale (e.g., 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.). It’s important to ensure the ranking scale matches the number of options if you wish for every option to be ranked.

Step 3: Toggle on "Require a response in each row"

This ensures participants provide a complete set of responses, preventing accidental skips.

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Step 4: Enable "Limit to one response per column"

This setting ensures that each rank can only be assigned to one option, preventing duplicates in rankings.

Step 5: Preview and test your form

Before sending out your form, use the preview mode to test the functionality and clarity of your ranking question.

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Here's what our example looks like:

We hope that this article has helped you and given you a better understanding on what you can do as an alternative to drag and drop ranking in Google Forms. If you enjoyed this article, you might also want to check out our free food order template for Google Forms and our article on how you can set up Google Forms to Twilio integration.

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