Adjust your form or quiz settings in Microsoft Forms

Use form settings to specify deadlines, identify form responders, display correct answers for quizzes, and to set other preferences for Microsoft Forms.

Change settings

To get to the Settings screen, click the ellipses button (...) on the top right of your screen, and then select Settings.

Settings for forms

On the settings page, you can select or clear the default settings.

Settings for forms and quizzes

Note: The Option for quiz section and Open with the Take a Test app setting are available only when you use quiz questions.

Who can fill out this form

When you use the default setting, Only people in my organization can response, responders must be in your organization and sign in to fill out the form. Select the option Anyone with the link can respond if you want to allow anyone, including people outside your organization, to fill out your quiz or form.

Two additional options are available if you choose to only allow people in your organization to fill out your form. Select Record name if you want each form response to include the name and email address of the responder. Clear this option if you want to allow anonymous responses to your quiz or form. Select One response per person if you want to limit the responses to one per person. Clear this option to allow form responders to submit more than one response to a form. The default setting is to allow multiple responses.

Accept responses

By clearing this setting, you can turn off the ability to collect any additional form responses. You can also customize the default message that recipients see when trying to submit their response after you turn off this setting.

Collect responses setting for forms and quizzes

Start and end dates

When you use these settings, you can specify an exact date and time when you want to start and stop collecting form responses. Click Start date, then click the date text box and select a date from the calendar control. Select a specific hour from the drop-down list of hour increments. Do the same for End date.

Start date and end date setting for forms and quizzes

Note: You can’t select a date and time in the past.

Shuffle questions

When you use this setting, Microsoft Forms randomly shuffles the order of the questions displayed. Each responder sees the questions in a different sequence. The default setting is to display the questions to each responder in the same order you designed the form.

Click Back when you are finished adjusting your form settings.

Open with the Take a Test app

When you use this setting, you require that responders use the Take a Test app in Windows 10 to complete your form. This app creates an environment in which there is limited access to other resources while a test is being taken. The Take a Test app does the following:

  • Shows just the test and nothing else.

  • Clears the clipboard.

  • Prevents access to other websites.

  • Prevents opening or accessing other apps.

  • Prevents sharing, printing, or recording screens.

  • Prevents the ability to change settings, extend displays, see notifications, get updates, or use autofill features.

  • Prevents use of Cortana.

With this setting selected, the link you share with responders opens the Take a Test app on PCs with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The app requests that responders sign in and then presents your form.

Important: Responders who don't have access to the Take a Test app will not be able to use your form.

Display the correct answers after responders submit the form

When you use this setting with quiz questions, responders see the results of each question when they submit their quiz answers. Responders see green check marks next to each correct answer for the quiz questions and red message text displayed next to incorrect answers. Clear this setting if you don't want to display correct and incorrect information next to each quiz question.

Show question points to responders

When you use this setting with quiz questions, responders can see the number of points you assigned to each question when you created the quiz. Points are displayed in parentheses after the quiz question.

Got feedback on Microsoft Forms?

We'd love to hear from you! In the upper right corner of the Microsoft Forms window, click More Options (...) > Feedback. You can also visit the Microsoft Forms User Voice site to provide suggestions and vote on ideas others have already submitted.

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