Using Forms to set tasks, make quizzes, and gain feedback

Using Forms to set tasks, make quizzes, and gain feedback

What is Microsoft Forms?

Microsoft Forms is a simple, lightweight website that lets you easily create surveys, quizzes, and polls.

It can be used to create quizzes, collect feedback from teachers and parents, or plan class and staff activities. 

Forms can be used on desktop and mobile browsers - there's no need to download an app to create or respond to Forms.

It's part of our Office 365 package, so you use your email login details to sign in.

Get started

You can get to Forms at
On computers - you'll find a link to it from the Office menu at the top left of your screen.
Login with your school email address and password.

Making your first Form

Add questions to build a survey, quiz, or poll in minutes.

  1. Under My Forms, select New Form or New Quiz.

  2. Name your form. You can also enter an optional subtitle for it.

  3. Select Add Question to add a new question to a form or quiz. Your form is saved automatically as you go.

  4. Select Preview at the top of the design window to see how your form will look on a computer or mobile device.

Explore the question types

Choose from ChoiceTextRating, or Date questions. You can also click the drop down arrow even more types of questions. Each question type has a few different options - feel free to experiment.

Click Add Question to add more questions to your form. To change the order of the questions, click the Up or Down arrows on the right side of each question.


Form or quiz? - what's the difference?

At first glance, forms and quizzes share many of the same features.

The main difference is that with a quiz, you're able to offer feedback to the responder as they answer questions - for example, on multiple choice questions, you can automatically praise correct answers, or guide students if they have chosen incorrectly.

It will automatically score answers for questions which are "right or wrong" style questions.

Setting teacher responses to incorrect/correct questions

Sending out your forms to others

  1. Open the form you want to share and select Share.

  2. Make sure the Link button is selected, and then click Copy next to the text box that displays the form's address.

  3. Copy and then paste this link in email, message to parents, or school website.

Note: Anyone who receives the form link through email will be able to forward that email to other people where they can see and complete your form. Be sure you're comfortable sharing the contents before sending the link.

Share a form QR code - useful for mobile devices in the classroom.

  1. Select the QR button to view a QR code for your form.

  2. Select Download, and the decide if you want to save the QR code or open it. Place this QR code wherever your respondents can scan it with thier mobile device, and it will take them straight to the form.

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