Create a quiz form with Microsoft Forms

As an educator, you can use Microsoft Forms to quickly assess student progress and get real-time feedback through the use of quiz forms that you design and share with your class.

You can create a quiz with questions that are required to be completed, display question hints, and even display a student’s progress as they complete the quiz, which makes for a more interactive learning experience for your students.

Microsoft Forms also comes included with rich, real-time analytics that provide summary information for the educator as well as results for individual students. You can export the quiz results to Microsoft Excel for more in-depth analysis.

Get started

To get started with building a quiz, follow these steps:

  1. In your web browser, navigate to http://forms.microsoft.com.

  2. Sign in to Office 365 with your O365 Education account information (School ID).

  3. Under My Forms, click New to begin creating your quiz.

    Create new form

  4. Enter a name for your quiz. You can also enter an optional subtitle for your quiz.

    Note: Quiz names can contain up to 90 characters and a subtitle can contain up to 1,000 characters.

    Name and subtitle entered for a new quiz

  5. Click Add Question to add a new question to the quiz form. You can choose to add Choice, Quiz, Text, Rating, or Date questions. Use quiz questions when you want to present your students with multiple choices and use text for essay type of questions.

    Note: Your form is saved automatically while you create it.

    Choice, quiz, text, and rating question types displayed for a form.

  6. For quiz questions, enter the text you want to display for the question and each of the choices.

    A quiz question displayed with options with correct answers marked.

    Want to add more choices? Click Add Option to add more choices than the default two choices. Click Add “Other” Option to add a choice option that displays the text Other as an option to your students. To remove a choice, click the trash can button next to it. You can also choose to make a question required or allow multiple choices for a question by changing the settings at the bottom of the question. Click the Correct Answer check box button next to each correct answer.

    Tip: Click the ellipses button () and then click Subtitle to add a subtitle for a question.

  7. Click the Message button next to an option if you want to display a custom message to your students who select that answer.

    A quiz question displayed with correct answer text next to two correct answers

  8. 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. For text questions, select the Long Answer option if you want a larger text box displayed on the form.

    Tip: To copy a question, select it and then click the Copy Question button in the upper right corner.

  9. Click Preview at the top of the design window to see how your quiz will look on a computer or mobile device. If you want to test your quiz, enter answers for the quiz questions in preview mode and then click Submit.

    Math quiz displayed in mobile preview mode

    Click Back when you are finished previewing or testing your quiz form.

What should I do next?

Adjust your quiz form settings

Change a form theme

Send your quiz form to your students

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