Chocs and Blocks
Setup Program

This page will help you set up the files and URLs needed for the Chocs and Blocks activity. Please read the Chocs and Blocks documentation for teachers first, if you haven't already.

To use this page you will need a Google account. If you are not already logged in to your Google account, then you will be asked to log in when you run the setup.

You may also be asked to give permission to access your data. This is so that the setup program can create the necessary forms and spreadsheets in your Google Drive (see FAQs below). If prompted, please click 'Review Permissions' and then 'Allow' as shown below to continue the setup.

Enter a name for your files (eg. "Chocs and Blocks 2017"):
This name will be used for the spreadsheets and forms created in your Google Drive. If you are setting up Chocs and Blocks for more than one class, we recommend using a different name for each.

Automatically email a copy of the configuration to my Google Gmail address

Click the button to run the setup:

Setup is running, please wait...

FAQs and further information

What does this setup program do?
This program will do the following:
  1. Create some files in your Google Drive. The files are:
    • 2 Google spreadsheets, for storing your students' choice sample and random sample data
    • 2 Google forms, used by the Chocs and Blocks site to record student responses into the spreadsheets
    The files will be named based on the name you enter above, for instance "Chocs and Blocks: choice data", "Chocs and Blocks: random data".
  2. Create a link to the Chocs and Blocks site, preconfigured to store data in the spreadsheets created above (using Google's URL shortener)
  3. Create a QR code, which students can scan with their phones or devices to easily access the Chocs and Blocks site
When finished, it will display the Chocs and Blocks link, QR code, and links to the spreadsheets, and optionally email them to your Google Gmail address.
Why do I need to give permission for it to access my personal data?
The setup program needs to create some files in your Google Drive, as described above, and (optionally) to send you an email with the configuration. You must grant it permission to allow it do to so. Apart from this, the setup program does not access any of your personal data in Google Drive, Gmail or elsewhere.
Who can I contact about issues, bugs, etc with this setup program?
The Chocs and Blocks setup program was written by Anthony Morphett, a.morphett@unimelb.edu.au . Please contact Anthony regarding any issues.