Create a quiz form


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

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

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

    Create new quiz 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, Text, Rating, or Date questions.

    NOTE: Your quiz 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 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 the Correct Answer check box button next to each correct answer. 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.

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

    Enter a number in the Points text box to assign a point value for a correct answer to the quiz question.

  7. Click the Message button next to the choices if you want to display a custom message to your students who select that choice as their answer.

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

  8. If you're creating a math quiz and want to display formulas, click the ellipses button (...) and then click Math. Click in each question text box and now Microsoft Forms displays various math formula options for you to use in your quiz.

    Various math formula and number options for a quiz question

  9. Click Add Question to add more questions to your quiz. 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.

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

  10. Click Preview at the top of the design window to see how your quiz looks on a computer or mobile device. 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.


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