Accessing restricted forms/surveys

posted Feb 21, 2019, 6:49 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 7, 2019, 12:26 PM ]
Google Forms
Some Google Form surveys are restricted to district users, meaning you must be logged into your district Google account to access them.


When you are blocked
If you have logged into Google or the Chrome web browser with a non-district account, you will be blocked from accessing a restricted form. Below is how to clear that on a desktop computer:

If you use Google apps through work or school, make sure you’re signed in to the correct account. When someone makes a form through work or school, only people in their organization can see the form. Unless they change that setting, these forms can’t be viewed from a personal Gmail account.

Step 1: Sign out of your current Google account

  1. Go to myaccount.google.com.
  2. At the top right, click your photo. If you don't see a photo, you might see the Account image Account image.
  3. Click Sign out.
Step 2: Sign in with your district Google account
  1. Input your district email address as the username, which has the format username@bps-ok.org.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Type your password.
  4. Click Next.

After you sign in, try the link to the form again.

If you are still blocked, try shutting down your web browser and then re-opening it and repeating the above steps to login to your district account and then open the link to the restricted form.



    Why must I sign in?

    Sometimes you sign in to a Google Form so that your account can be associated with your responses. HOWEVER, that is not the only reason you may need to sign in, and signing into a Google Form to take it does NOT necessarily break your anonymity. A form with any of the following settings will require someone to login to their district account to access it:
    • ensuring only district users complete a form
    • allowing respondents to submit and later edit their responses
    • or to ensure each account only responds once to a form 
    will require that you login even if you remain anonymous.

    How can I tell if my responses are anonymous?
    Your anonymity is still being preserved UNLESS you see this warning below the title of the form:

    Your email address (username@bps-ok.org) will be recorded when you submit this form. Not you? Switch account