Microsoft Forms

Create in minutes

A simple, lightweight app that lets you easily create browser-based forms. You can use it to:

  • Create accessible surveys, quizzes and polls
  • Collect feedback and measure satisfaction
  • Plan activities

Send to anyone

You can set who will be able to fill out each form (eg UofG people only, or anyone anywhere) and whether or not their responses will be anonymous. 

Your invited respondents can complete your form through any web browser, even on mobile devices.

See real-time results

As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. You can also export Microsoft Form data - such as quiz results - to Excel for additional analysis or grading.

If you are creating a Form to be used on a continuing basis, then build it inside a Microsoft Team. Using Teams, members of the Team can edit the form questions, and see all results. If you create a Form under your own Microsoft 365 account then it will be deleted when you leave, therefore this is not a suitable approach for ongoing work.

Collecting personal data? You have extra responsibilities

If you will be collecting personal data through your form, you must comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 (GDPR) by designing privacy in from the start.

Privacy Notice

You must link to a relevant privacy notice at the start of your form, so your respondents can read it BEFORE they start filling in the form. If you haven't prepared a privacy notice yet, you can base it on the UofG template.

Data Protection Impact Assessment

If the data you intend to collect may be high risk, or your form has free text fields (where someone could enter more info than you asked for!), you must also carry out this assessment.

Don't get flagged for phishing!

Don't ask for sensitive personal information such as passwords, ID numbers, passport details or credit card numbers.

Find out more about your responsibilities under data protection