Share a form to collaborate

Tip: Try Microsoft Forms to create a survey, quiz, or poll.

Note: The Share to collaborate feature is only available for Office 365 Education and Office 365 Commercial subscribers. To access Share to collaborate, please sign in with your school or work account.

In Microsoft Forms, you can have multiple people collaborate on the structure and layout of quizzes and forms. When you share a quiz or form to collaborate, you create a special link which allows others to view and make changes to the design of a quiz or form you started. All contributors to your quiz or form can also view, edit, and delete responses. Contributors can also share the quiz or form with others by sending them the form collaborate link.

Share to collaborate

To share a quiz or form to collaborate, follow these steps.

  1. In Microsoft Forms, open the quiz or form you want to share to collaborate.

  2. Click Share.

  3. On the Share pane, click Get a link to view and edit.

    Get a link to view and edit button

  4. Click Copy next to the text box that displays a form URL.

    A form collaborate URL link next to a Copy and Delete buttons

  5. Paste this link wherever your intended audience can see and click it or send it to someone else through email.

  6. When you share a quiz or form to collaborate, it remains in your profile but other people can view and edit it through that collaborate URL. At the top of the quiz or form that you've shared, you'll see icons of the initials for each person making edits to the form.

    Contributor initial icons CC and DL

  7. Microsoft Forms also displays contributor icons next to each section currently being edited.

    Contributor initials displayed next to quiz question

Stop sharing a quiz or form

Need to stop sharing and remove a quiz or form collaborate link? Follow these steps.

  1. In Microsoft Forms, open the quiz or form which has the collaborate link.

  2. Click Share.

  3. On the Share pane, click the Delete trash can button next to the text box that displays the form collaborate URL.

    A form collaborate URL link next to a Copy and Delete buttons

  4. Microsoft Forms displays a confirmation message. Click Remove link to remove the collaborate link. Click Cancel if you change your mind here and don't want to remove the collaborate link. Once removed, you can't recreate the same collaborate link.

    Cancel and Remove link buttons displayed

When other users now try to navigate to your quiz or form that you previously shared, they'll now see a permissions error page. You can always create another new collaborate link again for your quiz or form if needed but it will be a new unique link. You'll need to send the new link to other people in order for them to continue collaborating on your quiz or form.

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See Also

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