Create a form with Microsoft Forms
Posted by Melinda Barnsley, Last modified by Melinda Barnsley on 10 January 2019 11:44 AM
The Office 365 suite has an online form creation tool called Microsoft Forms. The tool allows a simple way to create an online form that can be used to collect data from others. We’ll go through the process of creating a form and what to do with it once it’s complete.
Open Microsoft Forms
In a web browser, get to Microsoft Forms in one of the following ways:
Build a Form
Let’s create the form. Note that Microsoft Forms automatically saves as you create it, so you’ll never need to manually save anything!
There are several types question types that can be added to a form. We’ll be using the Choice and Text question types, but I encourage you to experiment with the other types.
Let’s add a question.
Add three more questions. Make all three of type Text.
Testing and Viewing Responses
With our form complete, it’s time to test.
And now we can look at the responses by selecting the “Responses” tab. This shows some statistics about the form submissions. Click “View results” to step through each individual result. You can also click “Open in Excel” to see the data in spreadsheet where you can manipulate it further.
Sharing Your Form
Let’s share this form with other so you can get their feedback.
You’ve learned a lot already, but there are many other features they we didn’t cover. Explore the Forms interface and try out the options to see if you can utilize some of the other features. You can also look at Microsoft online documentation for more tips. Here is one that may be useful: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-a-form-with-Microsoft-Forms-4ffb64cc-7d5d-402f-b82e-b1d49418fd9d
Most importantly, try things out and have fun!