Microsoft Forms – Quizzes the full starters guide, create a quiz

In Microsoft Forms it is possible to create Quizzes and Forms. In this series of posts, the full starters guide you will find out that there isn’t too much of a difference between the Quizzes and Forms. The main difference is the way the responses are received. Within quizzes Microsoft forms gives you the option to specify the correct answers.

So in this post I’m going through the options currently available in the preview version of Microsoft Forms.These forms you can then include in for example Microsoft Teams as I showed in yesterday’s post.

I’m going to start from the point where we create a new quiz:

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Then first of all you get a form where the title hasn’t been set yet.Microsoft Forms - Quizzes the full starters guide, create a quiz 2

Simply click on the title (Untitled quiz) and you can update the title. But that is not all. You can also add an image by clicking on the insert image icon:

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That is easy isn’t it?

 

Microsoft Forms - Quizzes the full starters guide, create a quiz 4So I clicked on upload and … Well the circle of hope is working.

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After a bit of a play around I found that you want to be very careful not to upload to large images.  Also the images are best to be square or almost square.

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Now that we have the title set it is time to add some questions.

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Like with forms you have some options here. you can create questions as multiple choice, text, rating or date. The same options as for the Forms are used here.

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In the above example I created a free text form and supplied the correct answer.

Although a quiz could contain ratings it doesn’t make much sense to include ratings, even if it is only because there is no right answer:

Microsoft Forms - Quizzes the full starters guide, create a quiz 9I also found that the date type of questions doesn’t really work for the quizzes:

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Also, in quizzes it is going to be tricky to get the text answers right. If we go back to the Reindeer question above, this isn’t going to help if someone gives the answer “Robert May”. So we might need to manually check the answers. We will have a look at that further down this post.

Now that I’ve been complaining about half the options available it is time to move on.

It is time to share my Christmas Quiz.

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This is where Microsoft forms is really moving into the right direction.

Imagine that you want to share your quiz with other people outside your organisation. Simply clikc on the Onlypeople in my organisation can respond and the option to share the quiz will anybody in the world will appear:

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You will now get a link like this:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=IQO7ye7XaUKTzJNcv-9iePQuGuSRPEFNou5bqiIrqv5URDZISlRQVVBYMU5VRE5WTTM1NzkzSTlMVC4u

The above link is the link to the actual quiz so feel free to complete it.

When you share a link with anybody, the quiz will be completed as an anonymous user. So it might make sens to include in your first question something asking for the users name:

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Now that the quiz is complete I will look at the quiz reports in my next post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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