Send and collect responses for your form

In Microsoft Forms, you can send your form or quiz to students, parents, and colleagues and collect their responses in a few different ways, depending upon your needs.

Send and collect responses options

You can copy a link to the form or quiz that you created and paste it into a shared area, send a QR-code for your form, embed the form or quiz directly into a blog or web page, or send the form link in an email. By clicking the link or scanning the QR code, people can respond to the form or quiz and submit their answers using their desktop or mobile web browser. You can also choose options to allow anyone to submit responses or restrict responses to only people within your organization.

Four form sharing options displayed: Copy, Email, QR-code, and more

Set authentication setting

By default, only people within your organization can submit responses to your form or quiz. If you want to allow anyone to submit responses, click the drop-down Only people in my organization can respond and then click Anyone with the link can respond. You can toggle between these two settings by clicking the drop-down.

Note: Anyone with the link address will be able to see and complete your form or quiz. Be sure you're comfortable sharing the contents before changing this default option.

Send a form link to others

Copy and paste the link button

If you don’t have the email addresses of the people you want to view your form or quiz, or if you don’t want to use email for this purpose, you can easily copy a custom link that lets you send your form to others.

  1. In Microsoft Forms, open the form you want to send.

  2. Click Share.

  3. Make sure the Link button is selected and then click Copy next to the text box that displays a form URL.

  4. Copy and then paste this link wherever your intended audience can see and click it to gain access to your form or quiz (for example, a shared class notebook).

Send a form QR code

Download QR code button

  1. In Microsoft Forms, open the form you want to send.

  2. Click Share.

  3. Click the QR button to view a QR code for your form.

  4. Click Download and then paste this link wherever your intended audience can scan it with a QR code scanner, such as a mobile device, to gain access to your form or quiz (for example, a shared class notebook).

Embed in a webpage

More options button

  1. In Microsoft Forms, open the form you want to send.

  2. Click Share.

  3. Click the Embed button.

  4. Click Copy next to the text box that displays the embed code and then type or paste this embed code into a blog or web page to embed your form within the document.

Invite others to view your form or quiz through email

Email the link button

  1. In Microsoft Forms, open the form you want to send.

  2. Click Share.

  3. Click the Email button.

  4. Your default email editing application opens. Note, you might see a security prompt letting you know an application is trying to open your email editor.

  5. In the To box of your email editor, type the email addresses of the people you want to view your form. Microsoft Forms includes a brief note for the recipient in the email body so they have proper context for your invitation and a link to your form.

  6. When you’re ready to send your form or quiz invitation, click Send.

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.

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