To have options for creating folders in Forms.
I suggest Microsoft Forms team to think of an option to create folders and then create forms in it.
So that I can have all the forms related to one activity in one folder and also searching becomes easy.
Moreover, the dashboard looks clutter free.
Kindly give a thought.
Thanks all for your feedbacks and suggestions. As you may noticed, we’ve added two features to help you find target forms easier:
1. Search box. You can find a form by search the form name or form owner.
2.Form’s theme is shown in form card. If you are using different themes for different type of forms, it’s easier to find out forms by color.
Does the new feature help? Could you tell us more if the new feature doesn’t solve your problem?
Bill Blais commented
I don't want to seem automatically negative, but in my opinion these two features do nothing to address this problem. A single flat list of all content is as useless to me as putting every spreadsheet I've ever created in a single folder. Search can help, but only if I (and others) adhere to strict and commonly accepted naming conventions, and even this quickly grows unwieldy.
Perhaps an example: I am a technology trainer running dozens of distinct training sessions each month. I want to use Forms for feedback to track effectiveness, identify gaps, and improve our training. One master form that attempts to be all things to all sessions will fail because there are too many variables to each session. Creating master forms for each type of session, however, is perfectly reasonable, except it's simply too many to be useful in a single flat list.
Then, of course, there are all the other forms I create for non-training purposes.
Foldering is a basic, familiar, easily managed organizing structure that would answer this issue. I'm confused why it seems to be such a hurdle, but if 'physical' folders are some sort of technical problem, then tagging would be an equally functional (perhaps even better?) alternative.
Forms has enormous potential, but lacking some of these fundamental features is drastically undermining that potential.
W Carr commented
Still need folders. Search and Colour code is fine, but a folder make it organised.
I still want folders. I easily have 50 of more forms in each semester and I want to put them in folders by semester and sub folders by class.
Search box and theme are good but it does to really solve the problem of managing different forms when there is too many topics. Folders would be the be solution.
Thanks for the advances...but we still need FOLDERS. Are they coming?
Greg Armstrong commented
Hi, for teachers being able to organise forms into a folder is absolutely essential. I teach French and Spanish and would like to have a folder that says "French" for example. Then sub folders for different levels and then more subfolders for topics. Please make that happen! :)
The new themes do help. It does mean you have to decide to use a particular theme for live and test. Having folders would be really useful when you get a number of Forms on the go.
The new feature, theming of forms, helps. But still, if like me you have over 200 quizzes for your classes, then it will be difficult to find the right one. I often change the view, zoom out, for better overview, but that makes reading the form titles so much harder. There's only one good solution really, and that is to add an explorer like view, with folders to structure your work.
I still use Forms because for me as a Maths teacher it is a great tool (apart from the one thing that it is missing...
Philip Worrell commented
After so many forms are created you need a way to organise them. Of you copy some for repeat usage you want to group them.
Having them all on the same screen gets messy fast.
Paweł Filipowski commented
It helps, but I suppose folders will be much more helpful
@ruoyingl While the search box is helpful, a folder feature is still required to help organize and segment the many forms that may exist and so unfortunately the features you've pointed out don't address the original problem for me.
Richard Parry commented
Search great if you know what you're looking for but folders help to find forms when you don't know the exact name. e.g. a HR folder could contain Leave reques OR, Vacation request OR Holiday request forms. You might not find them if just searching, but everyone would know what an HR folder would contain.
Does anyone know if the "folders feature" is being worked on by Microsoft? I have so many forms and quizzes, it takes me forever to find the one I'm looking for...
Danta Quinn commented
Will we get FOLDERS before the start of next schoolyear?
You can create forms from within Excel Online or OneDrive via this link: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-a-form-with-Microsoft-Forms-4ffb64cc-7d5d-402f-b82e-b1d49418fd9d?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US#PickTab=OneDrive_for_Business
I'd like to be able to create folders for each of my classes and student organizations. It would make it easier to find things on my dashboard
I create a lot of forms and quizzes - frequently with similar functions - e.g. feedback forms that are specifically connected to a set of training sessions and also quizzes to test knowledge. It is impossible to organise them into Categories (like you can in Outlook selecting a category for appointments, emails, etc.).
Can you please add an option so that you can give your form / quiz a category (forms and quizzes could be created for one category - e.g. tests and feedback forms for specific training)
The only fighting chance I have is to use Themes and at least I know 'Octopus equals KB Training' but it's not ideal as I'd like to use the colours and Themes to reflect our company branding.
Even better would be an option so that form / quiz creators can create a drop down list of the categories they want to use.
Totally agree - need folder structure
I have so many forms there needs to be a wy to create folders and organise my forms so they are not just a big mess