Create a survey form


With Microsoft Forms, you can build survey forms and easily share them with students, parents, and colleagues.

Get started

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

  1. In your web browser, navigate to the Microsoft Forms site at

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

  3. Under My Forms, click New Form to begin creating your survey form.

    Create new survey form

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

    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. You can choose to add Choice, Text, Rating, or Date questions.

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

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

  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 the ellipses button (...) and then click Shuffle options.

    TIP: Click the ellipses button () and then click Subtitle to add a subtitle 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 Answeroption 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 the ellipses button () and then click Restrictions. You can choose to restrict the numbers by selecting from the various options such as Greater than, Less than, Between, 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 survey, enter answers for the questions in preview mode and then click Submit.

    Preview computer mode for a class survery form.

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

    Preview mobile mode for a class survery form.

    Click Back when you are finished previewing your form.


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