Make a poll in a channel in Teams

  1. Go to the channel where you want to create a poll.
  2. Select New conversation.
  3. When you create your post, click on the three dots and select Forms.
  4. Enter your question, the answer option and decide if it should be possible to choose more than one answer etc.
  5. Select Save when you’re done with your question.
  6. You will now see a preview and can choose to send or edit your question.
  7. Select Send if you’re satisfied with your question. Now your colleagues can answer your poll directly in your channel.

Make a spontaneous poll with Forms in a Teams meeting

In this manual we describe how to make a spontaneous poll with Forms in an ongoing Teams meeting. This method is suitable when you are a presenter or organizer of a meeting and spontaneously want to create a poll. If you want to make a planned poll before a meeting, see our other manual.  

Create a new poll

  1. When you’re in the meeting, select the three dots among the meeting tools.
  2. Select Add an app.
  3. Select Forms. If you can’t fint it in the list, you can search for it.
  4. A new icon will be added among the meeting tools. Click on it.
  5. Select Create new poll.
  6. In the next window, you can choose between two types of polls – Multiple choice poll or Multiple choice quiz.
  7. Once you’ve selected a type of poll, a new window will open. There you can enter your question, add or remove answers options, edit the settings for your poll and decide if it should be possible to choose multiple answers.
    Multiple choice poll – you want to know what the meeting participants think about a particular topic. 
    Multiple choice quiz – questions where there is a right or wrong answer. Here you need to mark which answer is correct.
  8. Select Save when you’re done. Your question is now saved as a draft under the Polls tab.
  9. If you want to add more questions, select Create new.

Edit a question

  1. Click on the arrow next to Launch.
  2. You will now get two options. Select Edit poll to edit your question or select Delete poll to remove the question from the poll.
  3. Make your changes and select Save when you’re done.

Publish a question in the meeting

  1. Make sure you’re satisfied with your settings. Otherwise – edit you poll.
  2. When you want to publish you question in the meeting, select Launch.
  3. The question will be marked as Live.
  4. The meeting participants will now see the question on their screens and receive a notification.
  5. The answers of the poll will be shown in percentage.

End the poll

  1. Select the arrow next to View options.
  2. Select Close poll.

See results from polls

Results in Teams
  1. Go to Teams and select Chat in the left menu.
  2. Search for the meeting where the poll was held.
  3. Select the Polls tab.
Results on 0365.umu.se
  1. Go to o365.umu.se.
  2. Select Forms in the left menu.
  3. You will find your most recent polls Recent. If you can’t see your poll there, select All my forms.

Make a planned poll with Forms in a Teams meeting

In this manual we describe how to make a poll with Forms before, during and after a meeting in Teams. This method is suitable when you in advanced have planned to do a poll. This manual also shows how you can edit or delete a question and how to close your poll. 

Add the poll as a tab

  1. Book a meeting in Teams.
  2. Go to your calendar in Teams and select the meeting where you want the poll.
  3. In the meeting view, click on the + to add a tab.
  4. Select Forms to create a tab for the poll.

 

Create a new poll

  1. Select the tab Polls.
  2. The first time you create a poll, select Create new poll.
  3. In the next window, you will choose between two types of question:
    Multiple choice poll – when you want to know what people in the meeting think about a particular topic.
    Multiple choice quiz – questions where there is a right or wrong answer.
  4. A new window till appear. Here you can enter your question, the answer options, decide if it should be possible to choose multiple answers and make settings for your vote. If you have selected the Multiple choice quiz you also have to mark which answer is correct.

  5. Select Save when you’re done.
  6. Your question is now saved as a draft in the poll. If you want to add a new questions to your poll, select Create new.

Edit a question

  1. Click on the arrow next to Launch.
  2. You will now get two options. Select Edit poll to edit your question or select Delete poll to remove the questions from the poll.
  3. Edit the question and select Save when you are done.
  4. To change the order of the questions – drag and drop them in the order you want. This makes it easier for you to ask the right question at the right time.

Publish a question in a meeting 

  1. Make sure that you’re satisfied with your settings. Otherwise – edit your poll.
  2. Select Launch. You can do this before, during or after the meeting.
  3. Your will now be marked as Live.
  4. The meetings participants will now get a notification liked this.
  5. The answers of the poll will be shown in percentage.

End the poll

  1. Select the arrow next to View options.
  2. Select Close poll to end the poll.

See results from the poll

  1. Go to o365.umu.se
  2. Select Forms in the left menu.
  3. You will find your most recent polls under Recent. If you can’t see your poll there, select All my forms.

 

Frequently asked questions about Forms

How do I find Microsoft Forms?

  1. To access Forms go to www.o365.umu.se.
  2. Sign in with your Umu-ID.
  3. Select Forms in the left menu. If you cannot find it there, select All applications and then Forms.

What is the difference between a form, quiz, and poll?

A form is a traditional survey where you collect data on people’s opinions and experiences.

A quiz reminds of a survey but allows you to choose right or wrong answers for the questions.

A poll consists of shorter questions that can be used before, during or after a Teams meeting (Link to “Make a planned poll in a Teams meeting” & “Make a spontaneous poll in a Teams meeting”) or in a channel in Teams (Link to “Make a poll in a channel in Teams”).

What is preview?

The purpose of a preview is to see what your form/quiz looks like before you share it. When previewing the form, you can try to fill it out to make sure it looks and works the way you want.

See manual: Preview and share a form

What is branching and how can I use it?

With branching you can add a subsequent dependency on the previous answer. If you were to branch question 1 in your form to question 3, it would mean that the respondents who answered question 1 would be moved to question 3. Question 2 will in turn be skipped.

You can add branching to all questions, but also to sections or options in a question.

What is a section?

Sections are used to group your questions in categories or themes such as work environment, equality, and safety. Sections are useful when you are creating a large form with many questions.

What questions can I use in a form or quiz?

There are 8 different types of questions:

  1. Choice is used to give the respondents predetermined answer options. You can use it for a yes or no question but also add over 100 options.
  2. Text is used to let respondents write an answer to the question.
  3. Rating is used to let respondents rate a statement. You can choose levels from 1-10.
  4. Date is used to let the respondents answer the question by choosing a date.
  5. Ranking is used to let the respondents evaluate answer options against each other and rank them in the order they want.
  6. Likert is used to measure attitudes and opinions from a predetermined scale.
  7. File upload is used to let the responded answer the question by uploading a file. The files will be gathered in a folder in your OneDrive. The accepted file types are Word, Excel, PPT, PDF, video, and audio.
  8. Net Promoter Score is an index that ranges from 1-10. It is most often used as a standard proxy by organizations to measure customers’ willingness to recommend their products or services to other. (Similar to rating).

See how to create questions in a form (survey) here: Create questions for a form in Forms

See how to create questions in a quiz/test here: Create questions for a quiz in Forms

Can I share a file in a question?

No, you can only share an image or a video. However, you can create question where the respondents upload a file to answer the question.

See how to create questions in a form (survey) here: Create questions for a form in Forms

See how to create questions in a quiz/test here: Create questions for a quiz in Forms

Can I share a form with a colleague?

Yes, you can share a form to collaborate on and as a template (copy).

See how to share a form to collaborate here: Share a form or quiz to collaborate in Forms

See how to share a form as a template here: Share a form as a template in Forms

Can my forms be answered in multiple languages?

Yes. By using the function multilingual, you can add multiple languages to allow the respondents to choose what language they want to read and answer your form in. However, you must translate the form on your own.

To translate the form, select the three dots in the main men and then multilingual. Add a language and then select the pencil to translate the form.

Can I copy an existing form?

Yes, you can copy an existing form.

See how to copy a form here: Copy, delete or move a form or quiz in Forms

You can also share the form as a template (with yourself and others). In that way, you copy the form as a template and can continue working with a new version.

See how to share a form as a template here: Share a form as a template in Forms

Can I delete a form?

Yes, you can delete a form. Select all my forms and place the pointer on the form you want to delete. Select the three dots and then delete.

See how to delete a form here: Copy, delete or move a form or quiz in Forms

Can I restore a form?

Yes, you can restore a form you have deleted. Select all my forms and then deleted forms. Place the pointer on the form you want to restore, select the three dots, and then restore.

See full decription on how to restore a form here: Copy, delete or move a form or quiz in Forms

Can I move a form?

Yes, you can move forms to different Teams or SharePoint sites. Place the pointer on the form you want to move, select the three dots, and then move. You will then see a list where you can choose where to move your team.

See full decription on how to move a form here: Copy, delete or move a form or quiz in Forms

Can someone outside of Umeå University fill out my form?

Yes, you can share your form with anyone. They do not need a Microsoft account or an Umu-ID. To share your form with anyone, go to settings and select Anyone can respond.

See full decription of forms settings here: Adjust setting in Forms

Can I change the color of my form?

Yes, you can change color on or add a theme to your form. You can also upload an image. Go to the form you want to change color on. Klick on theme in the main menu between the share buttom.

Can I use Forms for a course evaluation?

Yes, Forms is an excellent tool for creating course evaluations. Here are some benefits of using Forms:

Can I delete a question from my form?

Yes, you can delete a question by selecting the trash can. This option can be found on each question.

Can I copy a question?

Yes, you can copy a question by selecting this the copy icon between the trash can. This option can be found on each question.

Can I create mathematical questions?

Yes, you can create mathematical questions in a quiz.

  1. Create a quiz and select either the question type choice or text.
  2. Select the three dots.
  3. Then select Math.

Can I disable my form?

Yes, there are two ways to disable a form.

You can set up a start and end date to your form. This is done by selecting the three dots in the main menu. Select settings and then start date and end date.

You can end the form manually by opening settings and unchecking the box Accept answers. There you can also write a message that will be shown to those who try to open the form when it has ended.

See full decription here: Adjust setting in Forms

Review results in Forms

In this manual we show how to review results in Forms. We also show the difference between reviewing results from a form (survey) and questionnaire (test, quiz).

Review results from a Form (survey)

  1. Enter your Forms portal and select the form you want to view the results from.
  2. Select the Responses tab.
    review results in form - responses tab
  3. Select the three dots to delete all responses, print a summary, or create a summary link.
  4. Select Open in Excel to see the results in Excel. The questions will become columns and the responses will become rows.
    • Note that if you change anything in Excel, it will not change in Forms.
  5. Select View results to see each respondents’ answers.
    review results in forms - responses tab decriptions
  6. Select the arrows to view another respondent’s answers.
  7. Select the three dots and then Delete response to delete the respondents answers or Print response to print them out.
  8. Select Back to return to the responses tab.
    reveiw results from a form - reveiw tab decription
  9. There you can see all questions and a summary of the answers. Select More details below each question to see a list of all the answers to that specific question.
    review results from a form - more details
  10. The list shows the respondents ID, name and response. review results from a form - more details - specific question

Review results from a qestionnaire (test, quiz)

Here we will show the differences between reviewing a questionnaire and a form (survey).

  1. Click three dots to delete all answers, print a summary or create a summary link.
  2. Click Excel Icon to open results in Excel
    • In Excel, each question will become a column and each answer will be a row.
    • The columns show start / end times, names, questions and answers.
    • NOTE! If you change something in Excel, it is not reflected in Forms.
  3. Click Review Answers to review each person’s answers individually. (go to heading review answers)
  4. Click Post scores to select which results you want to publish. (go to the heading post scores).
    review results from a questionnare (test, quiz)
  5. Scroll down in the answer file to see all the questions and answers, in a graphical layout.
  6. Click on the link more details on each question, to see each person’s answers.
    review results in a questionnare - answer file
  7. A list of all participants’ answers to the selected question appears.
    review results from a questionnare - more details

Review results

  1. Click on questions to change the review mode from questions instead of person.
  2. Click on the arrows to change the person/question you want to check results on.
  3. Click on the chat bubble with question marks to give feedback (maximum 1000 characters) on the selected person/question.
  4. Click on the three dots and delete or print answers or publish results on the selected person / question answer.
  5. Click Back to return to the answer file.
    review results in a questionnare - induividual review

Post scores

You can only publish results if you have created a questionnaire (test, quiz).

  1. Select which person’s answer you want to publish by clicking in the checkbox.
  2. Click on preview to review the response you will send to that specific person.
  3. Click Publish scores to send the results to the person. Note: If you publish scores, respondents can view test feedback and results. The respondents can display the result with the same link that they use to start the test.
  4. Click Back to return to the answer file.
    Review results questionnare - grading

Preview and share a form

In this manual we decribe how you preview and share a form or quiz. 

Preview a form or quiz

We recommend that you preview your form or quiz before you share it. This allows you to try to fill it out, and thereby make sure that it looks and works the way you want.

  1. Open the form or quiz you want to preview.
  2. Select Preview in the top menu.
    Preview bottom
  3. Select Computer to view what the form will look like on a computer.
    Preview a form - computer
  4. Select Phone to view what the form will look like on a phone.
  5. Select Back to exit the preview.
    Preview a form - phone

Share form or quiz

  1. Open the form or quiz you want to share.
  2. Select Share in the upper right corner.
  3. A menu will open. Select the arrow below the headline Send and collect answers.
    Share a form
  4. Here you will decide who can fill out the form.
    • Choose Anyone can respond if you want anyone to be able to respond. This option guarantees anonymity for the respondents.
    • Choose Only people in my organization can respond if you want that only people with an Umu-ID will be able to respond. This option allows you to decide if the respondents will be anonymous.
    • Choose Specific people in my organization can respond if you want to choose who, with an Umu-ID, that will be able to respond. Then, you will have to enter their names, email addresses or a group.
      Share a form - send an collect responses
  5. Then you will choose how to share your form. You have four options: link, QR code, embed, or email.
  6. Select the chain to share via link.
  7. Select Copy to copy the link.
    Share a form - share with link
  8. Select the QR icon to share via QR code.
  9. Select Download to download a QR code as an image (PNG).
    Share a form - QR
  10. Select the embed icon to embed the form in a website (e.g., Canvas).
  11. Select Copy to copy the embed code.
    Share a form - embedd
  12. Select the mail icon to share via email.
  13. This will create a popup with the link in Outlook.
    Share a forms - mail

Create and manage group forms

You can create, manage, and delete forms in an existing group (team) in the same way as in your personal Forms portal.

  1. Go to www.o365.umu.se. Sign in with your Umu-ID.
  2. Select Forms in the left menu. If you cannot see it there, select All applications and then Forms. 
  3. Scroll down to My groups where you can see all groups (teams) you are a member in and the number of forms within that group.
  4. Select the group you want to enter. If you cannot see your group, select Show more to see all your groups.
    Create and mange group forms - my groups
  5. You will enter the group´s Forms portal (in this case Project A). Here you can see the members of the group and the existing forms.
  6. Select New group quiz to create a quiz that will be shared in the group or select the arrow and then New group form to create a form instead.
  7. Select All forms to see all the group´s forms.
  8. Select Deleted forms to see the forms that have been deleted in the group.
    Create and mange group form - group form - full decription

Copy, delete or move a form or quiz in Forms

In this manual we decribe how you copy, delete or move a form or quiz. 

  1. Go to www.o365.umu.se. Sign in with your Umu-ID.
  2. Select Forms in the left menu. If you cannot see it there, select All applications and then Forms.
  3. You have now entered your own Forms portal. Select All my forms below your recently opened forms.
    Copy, delete, or move a form - forms portal

Copy form

  1. Chose the form you want to copy, place the pointer on it, and select the three dots and then Copy.
  2. A copy of the form will be created among your saved forms. 
    copy form

 

Delete form

  1. Chose the form you want to delete place the pointer on it, and select the three dots then Delete.
    delete form
  2. You will receive a message that says “Form moved to Deleted Forms tab and can be restored until permanently deleted.“ It has not been permanently deleted. To delete it permanently, select Deleted forms.
    delete forms permently
  3. Place the pointer on the form, select the three dots and then Delete to delete it permanently, or Restore to restore and move it to All forms tab.

Move form

  1. Chose the form you want to move, place the pointer on it, and select the three dots and then Move.
    move form
  2. A menu will open, and you will see the groups (teams) you can move your form to. Choose a group and then Move.
    move form - select group
  3. You have now moved the form from your personal Forms portal to the group’s portal. A notification will tell you where the form has been moved to.
  4. Select the group name (in this case Project A) to enter the group’s Forms portal.
    Move form - notification
  5. Here you can see members of the group and all forms that are shared in the group.
    Moved form to group form example

For more information about group forms, see manual: Create and mange group forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjust setting in Forms

In this manual we describe how to adjust the settings in Forms including both for a form or quiz.

  1. Open the form where you want to adjust the settings.
  2. Select the three dots in the upper right corner and then Settings.
    adjust settings in forms, find settings buttom
  3. A menu will open. Here you can adjust who will be to fill out the form, options for answers and respond receipts. We will go through them below. (In the picture below, the standard options are filled in).
    all settings overview

Option for quiz

This setting only applies to quizzes.

  1. Select the button to decide if the results will be showed automatically.
    adjust settings in forms - option for quiz

Who can fill out this form

  1. Choose Anyone can respond if you want anyone with the link to be able to respond and that login will not be required. This option guarantees that the respondents will be anonymous.
  2. Choose Only people in my organization can respond if you only want people with an Umu-ID to be able to respond. This option gives you two more settings.
    • Choose Record name if you want to see who has responded, this means that the participants will not be anonymous.
    • Choose One response per person to only allow one response from each respondent.
  3. Choose Specific people in my organization can respond if you want to choose who, with an Umu-ID, that will be able to respond. This option gives you the same two settings as described above.
    adjust settings in forms - who can fill out this form

Options for responses

  1. Select Accept responses to allow people to fill out the form or quiz. If you do not accept responses, you can write a message that will be shown to anyone who tries to fill it out.
  2. Choose a Start and End date for submission of answers. You can also enter an exact time if you want.
  3. Select Shuffle questions to randomize the order of the questions for the respondents.
  4. Select Show progress bar if you want the respondents to see how far they have gotten when they are filling out a form or quiz. (Only available for multi-page forms or quizzes).
  5. Select Customize thank you message if you want to add a message that will be shown when respondents have submitted their answers.
    adjust settings in Forms - options for responses

Response receipts

  1. Select Allow receipt of responses after submission if you want respondents to be able to receive a copy of their responses which they, for example can print out.
  2. Select Get email notification of each response if you want to receive a notification each time someone submits a response.
    adjust settings in Forms - Response receipts

 

 

Create questions for a quiz in Forms

In this manual we will show all types of questions that can be created in a quiz. Use a quiz to test the knowledge of a group. If you want to create a survey to collect data instead, se our manual for that: Create questions for a form in Forms

Add a new question

  1. Open the form you want to add questions to.
  2. Select Add new to add a new question.
    create questions in a quiz - add new buttom
  3. You will see a panel with the options: Choice, Text, Rating, and Date. Select the question you want to add. You can also select the arrow to get more questions to choose from (Ranking, Likert, File upload or Net Promoter Score).
    choose question quiz
  4. These settings are available for all question types:
    1. Copy the question.
    2. Delete the question.
    3. Change the order of the question (move it up or down).
    4. Insert media, you can choose an image or a video.
    5. Add points to the question.
    6. Decide if the question requires an answer.
  5. all features in a quiz question

 

Question types

In this section we describe the different types of questions you can add to a quiz.  

 

Choice question

A choice  question allows you to add answer options to a question. You can add more than 100 different options.

choice question

 

  1. Add your question.
  2. Place the pointer on your options. You will have three choices:
    1. Select the trash can to delete the option.
    2. Select the chat icon to create a message that will be shown to anyone who chooses this alternative.
    3. Select the check mark icon to mark the option as the correct answer. (You can have multiple right choices for a question, but then you have to mark each option as the correct answer).
  3. Add an option.
  4. Decide if the respondents can choose multiple answers.
  5. Select the three dots to get more options: shuffle options, drop-down list, math, subtitle or add branching.
  6. Select Add new to save the question and add another one.
    choice question - quiz - full decription

Text question

A text question allows the respondents to write a text to answer the question.

text question

  1. Add your question.
  2. Add the correct answer(s).
  3. Decide if the respondents will be able to write a long answer.
  4. Select the three dots to add a subtitle, restrictions, math or add branching.
  5. Select Add new to save the question and add another one.
    text question - quiz - full decription

Rating question

We recommend that you do not use a rating question for a quiz. It is better suited for when you aim to understand a respondent’s experience or opinion.

Date question

We recommend that you do not use a date question for a quiz. It is better suited for a form.

Ranking question

A ranking question allows the respondents to grade the options by dragging and dropping them.

  1. Select the arrow, and then Ranking. 
    ranking question
  2. Add your question.
  3. Add the options in the correct order. You can change the order by dragging and dropping the options. (When you share your quiz, the options will appear in a random order).
  4. Select Add option to add more answer options. The maximum is 10.
  5. Select the three dots to add a subtitle or branching.
  6. Select Add new to save the question and add another one.
    ranking question - quiz - full decription

Likert question

We recommend that you do not use a Likert question for a quiz. It is better suited for when you aim to understand a respondent’s experience or opinion.

 

File upload question

A file upload allows the respondents to upload a file as an answer to the question.

  1. Select the arrow, and then File upload.
  2. file upload question
  3. Add your question.
  4. Select the arrow next to File number limit to decide how many files the respondent can upload. The maximum is 10 files.
  5. Select the arrow next to Single file size limit to decide the size limit (10MB, 100MD or 1GB).
  6. Select the tree dots to add a subtitle or branching. You can also choose the allowed file types (see picture).
  7. Select Add new to save the question and add another one.
    file upload question - quiz - full decription

Net Promoter Score

We recommend that you do not use a Net Promoter Score question for a quiz. It is better suited for when you aim to understand a respondent’s experience or opinion.