Use Microsoft Forms for quick surveys, polls and feedback

Create a form with Microsoft Forms

With Microsoft Forms, you can create survey and polls, ask for feedback, and easily see results as they come in.

Forms can be shared via a link in an e-mail, added to your Moodle course pages, Microsoft Teams channels, Microsoft Sway publications, and embedded to any websites.

Step by step instructions

  1. In your web browser, go to forms.office.com.
  2. Sign in with your LIPA Office 365 credentials.
  3. Under My Forms, click New Form to begin creating your form.

    Create new survey form

  4. Enter a name for your form. You can also enter an optional subtitle. Note: Form names can contain up to 90 characters and a subtitle can contain up to 1,000 characters.

    Name and subtitle entered for a new form

  5. Click Add Question to add a new question to the form. Choose from ChoiceTextRating, or Date questions. You can also click More question types Drop down list for more question types in Microsoft Forms to select RankingLikertFile upload, or Net Promoter Score® questions. Select Section to organize sections for your questions.

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

    Note: Your form is saved automatically while you create it.
    Note: File upload is not available for GCC, GCC High, or DoD environments.

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

    A form choice question displayed with options

    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. 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. To have Microsoft Forms randomly shuffle the order of the options displayed to users of the form, click More settings for question More options button , and then select Shuffle options.

    Tip: Click More settings for question More options button , and then select Subtitle to add a subtitle for a question.Some choice questions will trigger auto suggestions.

    Suggested answer options for a question

    Click on the suggested options to add as choices. In the following example, MondayWednesday, and Friday are selected.

    Selection of suggested answer options for a question

  7. 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.

    A text question displayed on a form

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

  8. Text questions also allow you to set restrictions when you need to have numbers as the answer. Click More settings for question More options button , and then select Restrictions. You can choose to restrict the numbers by selecting from the various options such as Greater thanLess thanBetween, and many others.

    Text question displayed with number restriction between 1 and 6

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

    Preview computer mode for a class survey form

  10. Click Mobile to see how your form will look on a mobile device.

    Preview mobile mode for a class survey form

    Click Back when you are finished previewing your form.

Guidance adapted from Microsoft. Original article can be accessed here.

Last updated: 9/6/2020

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