Using a Google Webform to get User info

Aug 01, 2016

I created modules for a client. These modules are on their website and do not reside on an LMS (they don't have or want one). After completion they now want to capture basic user information (i.e. Full name and school). Since some of the  users may be accessing the modules via mobile devices I have ruled out using javascript code to sent data to a .txt file or google spreadsheet. 

Instead I have thought about using a Google form to capture this information. My question is: If the user is on a mobile device, will the form work?

6 Replies
Debra Beach

Mobile player works for iPad, but on iphone I use html5. Using html5 on iphone the interface buttons are hard to click on and any slides open in a new window to a video. The people I have testing the module (a UX designer, software developer, instructional designer) keep saying that the module does not load well, stalls out and they find it hard to click on buttons and progress through it on their mobile devices. 

The modules (there are two) were saved for mobile too and I took care to choose settings that would optimize them. I have done web design work before as well as video editing and am used to optimizing graphics and multimedia for the web. 

Debra Beach

Thanks Ashley, I was aware of the system requirements when I built the modules. I am wondering if it is wise to put a notification at the beginning of the module that states: 

"To view the following module on your computer or device you will need:

  • Flash: Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later,

and one of the following browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 and later, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version)


  • Windows: Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 4.1 and later"
    • Apple iOS Articulate Mobile Player in Apple iOS 7 or later on iPad
    • Android OS Articulate Mobile Player in Android OS 4.1 or later (optimized for tablets)"

Seems like a lot of information



Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Debra,

The videos will open in a new window on iPhones as detailed here, that is a set up of the iPhone and something we can't control. As for small buttons, on an iPhone its likely a much smaller screen size that you're seeing and therefore the course has to scale down to fit as it doesn't allow for scrolling or gestures in the HTML5. You could look at designing a mobile friendly set up using the sizing tools here to help you determine overall slide size, but if people are going to be accessing it from a number of different devices that may not best suit your needs.

Those browser are all fairly standard, and typically the newest on each system/set up - as for putting that at the beginning of your module, I haven't seen others do similar, but perhaps on the landing page from where they open the course? As for the delayed loading, you could also look at testing the course at another web server such as one mentioned here to see if that helps with overall playback. 

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