Adjust your form or quiz settings in Microsoft Forms

Adjust your form or quiz settings in Microsoft Forms

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With Microsoft Forms, you can create a form (such as a survey or poll) or quiz (such as a math exam for students). Use form and quiz settings to specify deadlines, identify form responders, display correct answers for quizzes, and to set other preferences for Microsoft Forms.

To get to form or quiz settings, select More form settings More options button , and then select Settings.

Settings for forms

Setting options for forms and quizzes

In the Settings pane, you can select or clear options.

Various settings for Microsoft Forms, including who can fill out a form, options for responses, and notifications.

Note: Option for quiz setting is only available for quizzes.

Option for quiz

The default setting, Show results automatically, allows responders see the results of each question when they submit their quiz answers. Responders see green check marks next to each correct answer for the quiz questions and red message text displayed next to incorrect answers. Clear this setting if you don't want to display correct and incorrect information next to each quiz question.

Note: Option for quiz setting is only available for quizzes.

Who can fill out this form

  • Anyone with the link can respond - Allows anyone, including people outside of your organization, to respond to your form or quiz.

  • Only people in my organization can response - Only people that belong to your organization will be able to respond to your form or quiz.

    • Record name - You can keep track of those whom have responded to your form or quiz.

    • One response per person - Limit form or quiz responses to only one per person. This will prevent individuals from filling out a form or quiz multiple times.

Note: Who can fill out this form settings are only available for Office 365 Education and Microsoft 365 Apps for business customers who sign in with their school or work accounts.

Options for responses

  • Accept responses - If this setting is unchecked, you turn off the ability to collect any additional form responses. You can also customize the default message that recipients see when trying to submit their response after you turn off this setting.

    Collect responses setting for forms and quizzes

  • Start date and End date - You can specify an exact date and time when you want to start and stop collecting form responses. Click Start date, then click the date text box and select a date from the calendar control. Select a specific hour from the drop-down list of hour increments. Do the same for End date

    Start date and end date setting for forms and quizzes

    Note: You can’t select a date and time in the past.

  • Shuffle questions - When this is unchecked (default setting), questions are displayed to respondents in the same order you created them. When this option is checked, the order of questions displayed will be randomly shuffled. Each respondent sees the questions in a different sequence.

    • All questions - Shuffle the order of all questions in the form or quiz.

    • Lock questions - Shuffle the order of all questions except for those you designate (e.g. questions 3-5).

  • Customize thank you message - Display a thank you note upon completion of your form or quiz. Click in the text box to create a customized message.


  • Send email receipt to respondents - Send an automatic email to respondents upon completion of your form or quiz. The email will include a link to their answers.

  • Get email notification of each response - Get notified by email each time a response is submitted.


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