Use a screen reader to create a new quiz in Microsoft Forms

Screen reader content Screen reader content

This article is for people with visual impairments who use a screen reader program with the Office products and is part of the Office Accessibility content set. For more general help, see Microsoft Support home.

Use Microsoft Forms with your keyboard and a screen reader to create a new quiz. We have tested it with Narrator and JAWS in Microsoft Edge, but it might work with other screen readers and browsers as long as they follow common accessibility standards and techniques. You'll learn how to name and check the quiz, add questions to it, and share the quiz to get responses. You'll also learn how to add equations to questions.

Notes: 

In this topic

Create a new quiz

Create a Microsoft Forms quiz, for example, to quickly assess students' progress and give immediate feedback. You can create a quiz with questions that are required to be completed, display question hints, and mark certain answer options as correct.

  1. On the Microsoft Forms main page, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab until you hear "New quiz," and press Enter. You hear: "Untitled quiz."

  2. To add a title to the quiz, press the Tab key until you hear "Untitled quiz, Form title designer," and press Enter. Type a name for the quiz.

  3. To add a description for the quiz, press the Tab until you hear "Form subtitle," and type the quiz description.

  4. To add a question to the quiz, press the Tab key until you hear "Add new," and press Enter. You hear: "Choice."

  5. To select a question type, do one of the following:

    • To select the Choice question, press Enter.

    • To select the Text, Rating, or Date question, press the Tab key until you hear the type you want, and press Enter.

    • To access the additional options at the end of the Add new menu, press the Tab key until you hear "More, button, collapsed," and press Enter. To browse the options, use the Down and Up arrow keys, and press Enter to select an option.

  6. You hear: "Question title." Type the question.

  7. If you selected the Choice question, add the first two options to the question. Press the Tab key until you hear "Choice option text," and type the option text. Repeat for the second option.

    To add additional options, press the Tab key until you hear "Add option," press Enter, and add an option text as instructed above.

  8. To customize the questions, you can do one or more of the following:

    • To mark certain answers as correct or add a correct answer, do one of the following:

      • If you selected the Choice question, navigate to the option text you want to mark as the correct answer, press the Tab key until you hear "Correct answer," and press Spacebar.

        To mark several answers as correct, press the Tab key until you reach the Multiple answers button, and press Spacebar. Then mark all the questions you want as instructed above.

      • For the Text question, you can add one or more correct answers. Press the Tab key until you hear "Add answer," press Enter, and type an answer. To add additional correct answers, press Enter, type the answer, and press Enter after each one.

    • For the Choice question, you can also add a message for respondents who choose a certain option as a question hint. Navigate to the option text, press the Tab key until you hear "Display a message to respondents who select this answer," press Enter, and type your message.

    • To define how many points a question is worth, press the Tab key until you hear "Points," and type the number you want.

    • To make answering a question mandatory, press the Tab key until you hear "Required," and press Spacebar.

  9. To finish editing a question, press Esc.

  10. To add additional questions, press the Tab key until you hear "Add new," and press Enter. Then repeat the steps from step 5 onward as needed.

Add an equation to a quiz question

Add a question with an equation to create math quizzes.

  1. In the quiz where you want to add an equation, press the Tab key until you hear "Add new," and press Enter. You hear: "Choice."

  2. To select a question type, do one of the following:

    • To select the Choice question, press Enter.

    • To select the Text question, press the Tab key until you hear "Text," and press Enter.

  3. You hear: "Question title." Type the title.

  4. Press the Tab key until you hear "More, button, collapsed," and press Enter. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "Math, menu item," and press Enter.

  5. To add an equation to the question, press Shift+Tab until you hear "Enter an equation," and press Spacebar. The math keyboard opens.

    To navigate the math keyboard, press the Tab key once, then use the arrow keys. To select and enter a number, operator, or key, press Spacebar. Once the equation is ready, press Esc to close the keyboard.

  6. To add the answer options for the equation in a Choice question, use the option texts that Microsoft Forms creates automatically. Press the Tab key until you hear "Add all," and press Enter. The correct answer is marked automatically, too.

    Alternatively, you can type the options texts as instructed in Create a new quiz, step 7.

  7. To add the correct answer for the Text question, press the Tab key until you hear "Add answer," press Spacebar, use the math keyboard to enter the correct answer, and press Esc to close the math keyboard.

  8. To finish editing the question, press Esc.

  9. To turn off the equations feature when creating a new question without an equation, press the Tab key until you hear "More, button, collapsed," and press Enter. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "Math, menu item," and press Enter.

Preview a quiz

Before you share the quiz with the respondents, check the quiz in the preview. You can even take the quiz yourself and make sure that everything works as it should.

  1. In the quiz you want to check, press Shift+Tab until you reach the Preview button, and press Enter.

  2. Press the Tab key or Shift+Tab to navigate the fields in the form preview.

  3. To test and take the quiz yourself, respond to the questions and submit the quiz as instructed in Use a screen reader to respond to form or quiz questions in Microsoft Forms.

  4. To exit the preview, press Shift+Tab until you hear "Back, button," and press Enter.

Share a quiz to get responses

Once your quiz is ready, share a link to the quiz with the respondents.

  1. In the quiz you want to share, press Shift+Tab until you reach the Share button, and press Enter.

  2. You hear the current sharing permission option. To change the option, press Spacebar, press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear the option you want, and press Enter to select.

  3. Press the Tab key until you hear "Copy," and press Enter. The link to the form is copied to the clipboard.

  4. Paste the link, for example, to a Microsoft Teams channel or an email message.

See also

Use a screen reader to create a new form in Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to apply a theme or add images to forms and quizzes in Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to respond to form or quiz questions in Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to check and share your form or quiz results in Microsoft Forms

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Microsoft 365

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Forms

Use Microsoft Forms with your keyboard and VoiceOver, the built-in macOS screen reader, in Safari to create a new quiz. You'll learn how to name and check the quiz, add questions to it, and share the quiz to get responses. You'll also learn how to add equations to questions.

Notes: 

  • New Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in macOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, go to VoiceOver Getting Started Guide.

In this topic

Create a new quiz

Create a Microsoft Forms quiz, for example, to quickly assess students' progress and give immediate feedback. You can create a quiz with questions that are required to be completed, display question hints, and mark certain answer options as correct.

  1. On the Microsoft Forms main page, press the Tab key until you hear "New Quiz," and press Return. You hear: "Untitled quiz."

  2. Press Ctrl+Option+Right arrow key until you hear "Untitled quiz, Form title designer," and press Ctrl+Option+Spacebar to edit the quiz title. Type a name for the quiz.

  3. To add a description for the quiz, press the Tab key twice. You hear: "You are currently on a button." Type the quiz description.

  4. To finish editing the quiz title and description, press Esc.

  5. Press Ctrl+Option+Right arrow key until you hear "Add new," and press Return to add a question. You hear: "Choice."

  6. To select a question type, do one of the following:

    • To select the Choice question, press Return.

    • To select the Text, Rating, or Date question, press the Tab key until you hear the type you want, and press Return.

    • To access the additional options at the end of the Add new menu, press the Tab key until you hear "More, button," and press Return. To browse the options, use the Down and Up arrow keys, and Return Enter to select an option.

  7. You hear: "Question title." Type a title for the question.

  8. If you selected the Choice question, add the first two options to the question. Press Ctrl+Option+Right arrow key until you hear "Choice option text," and type the option text. Repeat for the second option.

    To add additional options, press Ctrl+Option+Right arrow key until you hear "Add option," press Enter, and add an option text as instructed above.

  9. To customize the questions, you can do one or more of the following:

    • To mark certain answers as correct or add a correct answer, do one of the following:

      • If you selected the Choice question, navigate to the option text you want to mark as the correct answer, press the Tab key until you hear "Correct answer," and press Spacebar.

        To mark several answers as correct, press the Tab key until you reach the Multiple answers button, and press Spacebar. Then mark all the questions you want as instructed above.

      • For the Text question, you can add one or more correct answers. Press the Tab key until you hear "Add answer," press Return, and type an answer. To add additional correct answers, press Return, type the answer, and press Return after each one.

    • For the Choice question, you can also add a message for respondents who choose a certain option as a question hint. Navigate to the option text, press the Tab key until you hear "Display a message to respondents who select this answer," press Return, and type your message.

    • To define how many points a question is worth, press the Tab key until you hear "Points," and type the number you want.

    • To make answering a question mandatory, press the Tab key until you hear "Required," and press Spacebar.

  10. To finish editing a question, press Esc.

  11. To add additional questions, press the Tab key until you hear "Add new," and press Return. Then repeat the steps from step 5 onward as needed.

Add an equation to a quiz question

Add a question with an equation to create math quizzes.

  1. In the quiz where you want to add an equation, press the Tab key until you hear "Add new," and press Return. You hear: "Choice."

  2. To select a question type, do one of the following:

    • To select the Choice question, press Return.

    • To select the Text question, press the Tab key until you hear "Text," and press Return.

  3. You hear: "Question title." Type the title.

  4. Press the Tab key until you hear "More options," and press Return. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "Math, menu item," and press Return.

  5. To add an equation to the question, press Shift+Tab until you hear "Enter an equation," and press Spacebar. The math keyboard opens.

    To navigate the math keyboard, press the Tab key once, then use the arrow keys. To select and enter a number, operator, or key, press Spacebar. Once the equation is ready, press Esc to close the keyboard.

  6. To add the answer options for the equation in a Choice question, use the option texts that Microsoft Forms creates automatically. Press the Tab key until you hear "Add all," and press Enter. The correct answer is marked automatically, too.

    Alternatively, you can type the options texts as instructed in Create a new quiz, step 8.

  7. To add the correct answer for the Text question, press the Tab key until you hear "Add answer," press Spacebar, use the math keyboard to enter the correct answer, and press Esc to close the math keyboard.

  8. To finish editing the question, press Esc.

  9. To turn off the equations feature when creating a new question without an equation, press the Tab key until you hear "More options," and press Return. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "Math, menu item," and press Return.

Preview a quiz

Before you share the quiz with the respondents, check the quiz in the preview. You can even take the quiz yourself and make sure that everything works as it should.

  1. In the quiz you want to check, press Shift+Tab until you reach the Preview button, and press Return.

  2. Press the Tab key or Shift+Tab to navigate the fields in the form preview.

  3. To test and take the quiz yourself, respond to the questions and submit the quiz as instructed in Use a screen reader to respond to form or quiz questions in Microsoft Forms.

  4. To exit the preview, press Shift+Tab until you hear "Back, button," and press Return.

Share a quiz to get responses

Once your quiz is ready, share a link to the quiz with the respondents.

  1. In the quiz you want to share, press Shift+Tab until you reach the Share button, and press Return.

  2. You hear the current sharing permission option. To change the option, press Spacebar, press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear the option you want, and press Return to select.

  3. Press the Tab key until you hear "Copy," and press Return. The link to the form is copied to the clipboard.

  4. Paste the link, for example, to a Microsoft Teams channel or an email message.

See also

Use a screen reader to create a new form in Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to apply a theme or add images to forms and quizzes in Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to respond to form or quiz questions in Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to check and share your form or quiz results in Microsoft Forms

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Microsoft 365

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Forms

Use Microsoft Forms with VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, in Safari to create a new quiz. You'll learn how to add questions to a quiz, check a quiz, and share it to get responses.

Notes: 

  • New Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in iOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, visit Apple accessibility.

In this topic

Add a question to a quiz

You can add questions that are required to be completed, display question hints, and mark certain answer options as correct.

If you want to add an equation to a quiz question, use Microsoft Forms on a computer.

  1. Add the quiz title and description in Microsoft Forms on a computer.

  2. On your iPhone, open the quiz where you want to add questions.

  3. To add a question to the quiz, swipe right until you hear "Add new," and double-tap the screen. You hear: "Choice."

  4. To select a question type, do one of the following:

    • To select the Choice question, double-tap the screen.

    • To select the Text, Rating, or Date question, swipe right until you hear the question type you want, and double-tap the screen.

    • To access the additional options at the end of the Add new menu, swipe right until you hear "More, button, end" and double-tap the screen. To browse the options, swipe right, and double-tap the screen to select.

  5. You hear: "Question title." Double-tap the screen and then use the on-screen keyboard to type the question title. Once you're done, swipe left until you hear "Done," and double-tap the screen.

  6. If you selected the Choice question, add the first two options to the question. Swipe right until you hear "Choice option text," and double-tap the screen. Use the on-screen keyboard to type the option text. Swipe left until you hear "Done," and double-tap the screen. Repeat for the second option.

    To add additional options to the question, swipe right until you hear "Add option," double-tap the screen, and add an option text as instructed above.

  7. To customize the questions, you can do one or more of the following:

    • To mark certain answers as correct or add a correct answer, do one of the following:

      • If you selected the Choice question, navigate to the option text you want mark as the correct answer, swipe until you hear "Correct answer," and double-tap the screen.

        To mark several answers as correct, press the Tab key until you hear "Multiple answers," and double-tap the screen. Then mark all the questions you want as instructed above.

      • For the Text question, you can add one or more correct answers. Swipe right until you hear "Add answer," double-tap the screen, and use the on-screen keyboard to type an answer. Slide one finger at the bottom right corner of the screen until you hear "Go," and then lift your finger off the screen. The focus moves to the Enter another correct answer text field. Type the answer as instructed above.

    • For the Choice question, you can also add a message for respondents who choose a certain option as a question hint. Navigate to the option text, swipe right until you hear "Display a message to respondents who select this answer," double-tap the screen, and then use the on-screen keyboard to type your message. Swipe left until you hear "Done," and double-tap the screen.

    • To define how many points a question is worth, swipe right until you hear "Points," double-tap the screen, and then use the on-screen keyboard to type the number you want. Swipe left until you hear "Done," and double-tap the screen.

    • To make answering a question mandatory, swipe right until you hear "Required, toggle button" and double-tap the screen.

  8. To finish editing a question, swipe right until you hear "Selected, Questions," and double-tap the screen.

  9. To add additional questions, swipe right until you hear "Add new," and double-tap the screen. Then repeat the steps from step 4 onward as needed.

Preview a quiz

Before you share the quiz with the respondents, check the quiz in the preview. You can even take the quiz yourself and make sure that everything works as it should.

  1. In the quiz you want to check, tap at the top of the screen with four fingers, then swipe right until you hear "Preview," and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right to navigate the fields in the form preview.

  3. To test and take the quiz yourself, respond to the questions and submit the quiz as instructed in Use a screen reader to respond to form or quiz questions in Microsoft Forms.

  4. To exit the preview, tap at the top of the screen with four fingers, then swipe right until you hear "Back button," and double-tap the screen.

Share a quiz to get responses

Once your quiz is ready, share a link to the quiz with the respondents.

  1. In the quiz you want to send out to the respondents, tap at the top of the screen with four fingers, then swipe right until you hear "Share," and double-tap the screen.

  2. You hear the current sharing permission option. To change the option, double-tap and hold the screen until you hear an audio cue, then swipe right or left until you hear the option you want, and double-tap the screen to select.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Copy," and double-tap the screen. The link to the form is copied to the clipboard.

  4. Paste the link, for example, to a Microsoft Teams channel or an email message.

See also

Use a screen reader to create a new form in Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to apply a theme or add images to forms and quizzes in Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to respond to form or quiz questions in Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to check and share your form or quiz results in Microsoft Forms

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Microsoft 365

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Forms

Use Microsoft Forms with TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, in Chrome to create a new quiz. You'll learn how to name and check the quiz, add questions to it, and share the quiz to get responses. You'll also learn how to add questions with equations.

Notes: 

  • New Microsoft 365 features are released gradually to Microsoft 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Android screen reader, TalkBack. To learn more about using TalkBack, go to Android accessibility.

In this topic

Create a new quiz

Create a Microsoft Forms quiz, for example, to quickly assess students' progress and give immediate feedback. You can create a quiz with questions that are required to be completed, display question hints, and mark certain answer options as correct.

  1. On the Microsoft Forms main page, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab until you hear "New quiz," and double-tap the screen. You hear: "Untitled quiz."

  2. To add a title to the quiz, swipe right until you hear "Untitled quiz, Form title designer," and double-tap the screen. Use the on-screen keyboard to type the title. Once you're done, swipe down-then-left to close the keyboard.

  3. To add a description for the quiz, swipe right until you hear "Edit box, Form subtitle," double-tap the screen, and then use the on-screen keyboard to type the description. Once you're done, swipe down-then-left to close the keyboard.

  4. To add a question to the quiz, swipe right until you hear "Add new," and double-tap the screen. You hear: "Choice."

  5. To select a question type, do one of the following:

    • To select the Choice question, double-tap the screen.

    • To select the Text or Rating question, swipe right until you hear the question type you want, and double-tap the screen.

    • To select the Date question, swipe right until you hear "Collapsed, More," and double-tap the screen. You hear: "Date." Double-tap the screen to select.

    • To access the additional options at the end of the Add new menu, swipe right until you hear "Collapsed, More," and double-tap the screen. To browse the options, swipe right, and double-tap the screen to select.

  6. You hear: "Question title." Use the on-screen keyboard to type the question title. Once you're done, swipe down-then-left to close the keyboard.

  7. If you selected the Choice question, add the first two options to the question. Swipe right until you hear "Edit box, Choice option text," and double-tap the screen. Use the on-screen keyboard to type the option text. Swipe down-then-left to close the keyboard. Repeat for the second option.

    To add additional options to the question, swipe right until you hear "Add option," double-tap the screen, and add an option text as instructed above.

  8. To customize the questions, you can do one or more of the following:

    • To mark certain answers as correct or add a correct answer, do one of the following:

      • If you selected the Choice question, navigate to the option text you want mark as the correct answer, swipe until you hear "Correct answer," and double-tap the screen.

        To mark several answers as correct, press the Tab key until you hear "Multiple answers," and double-tap the screen. Then mark all the questions you want as instructed above.

      • For the Text question, you can add one or more correct answers. Swipe right until you hear "Add answer," double-tap the screen, and use the on-screen keyboard to type an answer. Slide one finger at the bottom right corner of the screen until you hear "Go," and then lift your finger off the screen. The focus moves to the Enter another correct answer text field. Type the answer as instructed above.

    • For the Choice question, you can also add a message for respondents who choose a certain option as a question hint. Navigate to the option text, swipe right until you hear "Display a message to respondents who select this answer," double-tap the screen, and then use the on-screen keyboard to type your message.

    • To define how many points a question is worth, swipe right until you hear "Edit box, Points," double-tap the screen, and then use the on-screen keyboard to type the number you want.

    • To make answering a question mandatory, swipe right until you hear "Required, toggle button" and double-tap the screen.

  9. To finish editing a question, swipe right until you hear "Questions," and double-tap the screen.

  10. To add additional questions, swipe right until you hear "Add new," and double-tap the screen. Then repeat the steps from step 5 onward as needed.

Add an equation to a quiz question

Add a question with an equation to create math quizzes.

  1. In the quiz where you want to add an equation, swipe right until you hear "Add new," and double-tap the screen to add a question. You hear: "Choice."

  2. To select a question type, do one of the following:

    • To select the Choice question, double-tap the screen.

    • To select the Text question, swipe right until you hear "Text," and double-tap the screen.

  3. You hear: "Question title." Use the on-screen keyboard to type the question title. Once you're done, swipe down-then-left to close the keyboard.

  4. Swipe right until you hear "Collapsed, More options," and double-tap the screen. Swipe right until you hear "Not ticked, Math," and double-tap the screen.

  5. To add an equation to the question, swipe right until you hear "Enter an equation," and double-tap the screen. The math keyboard opens.

    To navigate the math keyboard, swipe right or left. To select and enter a number, operator, or key, double-tap the screen. Once the equation is ready, swipe right until you hear "OK," and double-tap the screen to close the math keyboard.

  6. To add the answer options for the equation in a Choice question, use the option texts that Microsoft Forms creates automatically. Swipe right until you hear "Add all," and double-tap the screen. The correct answer is marked automatically, too.

    Alternatively, you can type the options texts as instructed in Create a new quiz, step 7.

  7. To add the correct answer for the Text question, swipe right until you hear "Add answer," double-tap the screen, use the math keyboard to type the correct answer, swipe right until you hear "OK," and double-tap the screen.

  8. To finish editing the question, swipe right until you hear "Questions," and double-tap the screen.

  9. To turn off the equations feature when creating a new question without an equation, swipe right until you hear "Collapsed, More options," and double-tap the screen. Swipe right until you hear "Ticked, Math," and double-tap the screen.

Preview a quiz

Before you share the quiz with the respondents, check the quiz in the preview. You can even take the quiz yourself and make sure that everything works as it should.

  1. In the quiz you want to check, swipe up-then-down, then swipe right until you hear "Preview," and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right to navigate the fields in the form preview.

  3. To test and take the quiz yourself, respond to the questions and submit the quiz as instructed in Use a screen reader to respond to form or quiz questions in Microsoft Forms.

  4. To exit the preview, swipe up-then-down, then swipe right until you hear "Back button," and double-tap the screen.

Share a quiz to get responses

Once your quiz is ready, share a link to the quiz with the respondents.

  1. In the quiz you want to share, swipe up-then-down, then swipe right until you hear "Share," and double-tap the screen.

  2. You hear the current sharing permission option. To change the option, double-tap the screen, swipe right or left until you hear the option you want, and double-tap the screen.

  3. Swipe right until you hear "Copy," and double-tap the screen. The link to the form is copied to the clipboard.

  4. Paste the link, for example, to a Microsoft Teams channel or an email message.

See also

Use a screen reader to create a new form in Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to apply a theme or add images to forms and quizzes in Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to respond to form or quiz questions in Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to check and share your form or quiz results in Microsoft Forms

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Microsoft 365

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Forms

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Forms

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

Need more help?

Join the discussion
Ask the community
Get support
Contact Us

Was this information helpful?

What affected your experience?

Any additional feedback? (Optional)

Thank you for your feedback!

×