How Do I Set an Expiration Date in Google Forms?

Published On: October 28th, 2016·By ·

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Most of us are at least a little bit familiar with Google Forms. One of the most common questions we get on this topic has to do with expiration dates.

How Do I Set an Expiration Date in Google Forms?

Set an expiration date on any of your Google Forms using the formLimiter add-on.

Have you ever wondered, “How do I set an expiration date on my Google Form?” You're not alone! Many teachers are using Google Forms for quizzes, assessments, or homework, and are looking for a way to set an expiration date on the form in order to make sure students use the form by a set date. Luckily, there's a free Google add-on to help you accomplish this goal.

In the above 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community trainer Jerry Swiatek explains how you can use the free add-on formLimiter to add expiration dates to your Google Forms.

Jerry shows how simple it is to set limits with the add-on, including a date and time for expiration. But you can also set a max number of responses, and set a message to display when either of the limits are met. This is helpful for when students forget about the expiration date, and they're wondering why the form isn't available any longer.

For more on Google Forms, take a look at some of our popular on-demand training sessions:

Time-saving Forms, Surveys, and Quizzes with Google Forms – Learn how to use Google Forms to create a quiz, as well as how to access and use the automatic charts to evaluate data from multiple choice questions.

What's New in Google Forms – Ready to kick things up a notch? Take a look at some of the newest features of Google Forms, and learn how to use them effectively.

We just answered the popular question, “How do I set an expiration date on my Google Form?” Do you have a question on your mind that you would like some help with? Leave it for me as a comment on this article, and I'll see what I can do!

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About our How Do I Set an Expiration Date Presenter:
Jerry Swiatek is a Google Certified Innovator, as well as a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer. He works with teachers and students helping them integrate technology into their classrooms. Click here to look at more videos from Jerry.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at

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