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What is Microsoft Forms?

In this course, we’re going to be looking at Microsoft forms, a way to easily create surveys using a Microsoft 365 account.
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In this course, we’re going to be looking at Microsoft forms, a way to easily create surveys using a Microsoft 365 account. Forms allows you to quickly find out what people connected to your organization think by collecting, collecting, and supporting the analysis of data. To get started we come to office.com. And we sign in with the organizations of Microsoft 365 account. Once signed into Microsoft 365, we can go to forms on the dashboard by coming to left hand side here. Or by using the waffle in the top left corner. And coming to forms that way. Both ways opens Microsoft forms in the browser. This brings us to the Microsoft Form Home page.
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From here we can review our existing forms and create a new form in the top left corner.
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We give our form a title.
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And we can add a description.
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Then we add a new question. This can be of several types, including text, choice, or rating. Let’s start off with a choice question.
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I enter my question, And you’ll see here that Microsoft forms has suggested some options to use in my form. It’s analyzed the question and seen that days of the week may be useful. I can then click on them individually.
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Or use add all to make them options in the survey. To add my next question, I simply come to add new and choose the type of question. I think I’ll use a rating question. Add my question. I decide how many stars to rate the event out of.
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Let’s add a next question. This time I’ll use a text question. Add my text question and decide whether this will be a simple short answer or to allow people to add a longer answer by flicking the toggle here.
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I can preview my survey at any point by coming to the preview button here. This shows me how anyone receiving the survey will view the questions, either computer or a mobile phone.
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Coming back allows you to change the look and feel of a survey by using the different themes.
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Select my theme. And now I’m ready to share my survey by coming to the share button in the top right corner.
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I can decide whether this survey is open to people just to my organization, or to make it available to anyone with the link. I can also share this in a number of ways. Hi there, by sharing the link. Emailing it, embedding it in a web page or by downloading the QR code so people can complete with a mobile device. I also have options to share this survey as a template for others to reuse, or to invite colleagues to collaborate. The completed form joins my other forms on the home page.
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From here I’ll see when responses have been submitted. Each survey displays the number of responses which can be viewed once you open the survey. Each server has addition to the questions tab. A separate tab responses.
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This provides a simple dashboard indicating how many responses you have the average time to complete. And a summary of the data submitted including simple graphs. The data submitted can be downloaded as a spreadsheet for more complicated scrutiny or viewed 1 by 1 by clicking the view results button which allows you to go through each submitted response.
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Coming back takes it to our survey, where we can make changes to the questions and share again in different ways. In the rest of this course, we’ll be looking at to create surveys, share them with colleagues and more advanced features such as branching.

Microsoft Forms is a simple tool that lets you quickly create a quiz or a survey, collect responses in real time, and view automatic charts to visualise your data.

You can build a form in minutes and your students can fill it out on any browser without having to install a separate app.

With Microsoft Forms, you can create:

  • Quizzes: Measure student knowledge, evaluate class progress, and focus on topics that need improvement
  • Polls: Find out what the class thinks of your trip idea, where the team wants to meet, or how attendees react to your presentation.
  • Conduct surveys, collect feedback for students, parents or school colleagues, measure employee satisfaction, and organise team events

You can create quizzes which grade automatically, or include long answers in a quiz which you can grade manually. You can also provide automated or manual feedback to students.

Watch Will Doult, Principal Consultant at the Tablet Academy explain more.

For more information please visit the website Microsoft Forms for Education

Putting it into Practice

You can use Microsoft Forms to assess your students, collect feedback from parents, and collaborate with other educators. Why not try creating a Form and sharing it with fellow staff or learners. Here are a couple of examples to get you started:

  1. Create surveys, quizzes, and polls, and easily see results as they come in.
  2. Share quizzes with your students using any web browser, even on mobile devices.
  3. Create assessments as a team by sharing a quiz draft with other educators.
  4. Export data, such as quiz results, to Excel for additional analysis or grading.
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