Quizzes are used to assess learning, get real-time feedback, and much more. Quizzes can be created as Web-based, inside OneNote notebook, and as a tab in a channel in Microsoft Teams. We are going to go through the basic steps necessary to create a web-based quiz, which as you’ll see is pretty similar to creating a form but with a few important differences.

  1. After logging into Microsoft 365, click the Forms option located on the waffle in the top left hand corner of M365
  2. Click on the dropdown arrow on +New Form and choose New Quiz
  3. Type in title of quiz, optionally a description, and an image representing the topic of the quiz
  4. Type in the quiz question you want to ask the participants
  5. Choose the type of responses associated with the question. Main options are Choice, Text, Rating, or Date. Other options include Ranking, Likert, Upload File, or Net Promoter Score

Note: You can format your text using keyboard shortcuts: Bold, Italic, Underline, Font settings, and you can add an image to each possible response to the question if using Choice

  1. Optionally, you can specify whether the question is required, and if you want to allow multiple answers for the question while controlling how many choices they can select. However unlike a form you can’t allow participants to add their own option, but in a quiz you can assign a point value to each question
  2. If needed, you can add more questions to this form using the previous steps

Note: If you are going to include several questions you can categorize them using sections

  1. Optionally, you can customize the look and feel of the quiz using the Style option which includes background themes, colors, and even a selection of background music
  2. Click Preview to view what your survey will look like when the user views it on a computer and then click Mobile to view how it will be displayed on a mobile device
  3. Use the Collect responses button to specify the following configuration settings:
    • Specify who can respond and whether you want to document their name and if you want to limit each participant to one response
    • Create a shorten URL and/or copy the link to the survey
    • Send an invite to the survey to participants using Outlook or a Microsoft Team
    • Download the QR code so participants can scan the code to access the survey
    • Copy the code that was generated so it can be pasted on a webpage
  4. By clicking the ellipsis (top right hand side of page) you can complete the following steps
    • Collaborate or Duplicate (add collaborators, or share as a template)
    • Settings – when to show the results of the quiz, participants who can access the quiz, configure response options including start/end date of quiz, shuffle questions of quiz, create a custom thank you message, and you can configure response receipts
    • You can also use the Print Form option to print the quiz you’ve created
    • You have the ability to provide Feedback to Microsoft regarding what you like, dislike, or make a suggestion to Microsoft on a potential improvement to Forms
  5. To view the survey results you can click the Responses option on top left of page to view the following information:
    • Responses
    • Average time to complete quiz
    • Status of quiz
    • Review quiz answers
    • Post scores (remember we can assign a value to each question in a quiz)
    • Open responses in Excel

Here is an example of a two question quiz that I created in about seven minutes using Quiz within Forms. This question requires an answer in the first question, and allows you to select multiple choices up to three. Being the Other option is not available in quizzes, I added a second question which allows participants to add a sport that they like that is not listed in the first question:

Tip: When viewing your forms and quizzes in your Microsoft 365 account, it may be challenging to differentiate between forms and quizzes. When creating them you may want to use a prefix to help you identify the type of form that was created. For instance: Quiz-FavoriteSportResults, or Survey-FavoriteSport.