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Information Technology Services

Microsoft Forms

Forms is an Office 365 app that allows you to quickly and easily create custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more. When you create a form, you can invite others to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis.

Important Note

In accordance with the Queen's Policy on Administrative Student Surveys, "all administrative student surveys are expected to utilize Queen's survey software (currently Qualtrics) unless the researcher(s) and Institutional Research & Planning agree that special circumstances warrant use of another system."
For more information, see the Queen's Survey Tool page on the Office of Planning and Budgeting website.

In addition, users acknowledge and agree that they will not use Forms to conduct surveys that put Queen's in violation of FIPPA, PHIPA and/or PIPEDA, or collect other personal or confidential information without appropriate approval. More information about research ethics is found on the University Research Services research ethics page.

Getting Started

Who Can Have It?

  • Forms is part of the Office 365 suite of cloud-based services available to all current students, staff and faculty of Queen's University with an active Queen's email account.
  • Alumni and retired staff and faculty are not eligible for Forms.

Are There Any Costs?

  • Forms is part of Office 365 service and provided at no cost to eligible users.
  • Users are responsible for any personal ISP/cellular arising data charges.

How Do I Get It?

What if I Leave Queen's?

  • Please see the Office 365 section of the Service Termination Dates page for details on when service will be discontinued following departure from Queen's.

Additional Information

Supported Browsers

  • Forms is designed to work with the current or immediately previous versions of Internet Explorer or Firefox, or the latest version of Chrome or Safari. For more information, see Office 365 system requirements.

Mobile App availability

  • None


  • Office 365 provides features that are accessible and usable for people who have special needs or disabilities.  For more information, visit: Microsoft's Accessibility in Office 365
  • The Queen's Accessibility Hub is a central online resource for accessibility at Queen's and has information and developed a series of "How-to Guides" to assist faculty, staff, and students create an accessible learning environment across the university


Please refer to the Microsoft Office 365 service page for details on service availability.

Service Level Objective

Please see the links below for Service Level Objectives:

Governing Policies

Users of this service are governed by the following policies, failure to comply may result, at a minimum, with suspension of service:

Help & Support

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Last Updated: January 31, 2021