Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Video Quizzes for the Team using Teams, Forms and Stream

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Written: 02/12/2019 | Updated: N/A

Some months ago, we looked at setting up a video channel for the Team. We then looked at pinning Stream to the Teams App Bar for personalised video watchlists as well as playing video in meetings which leveraged the shared system audio function. Today, we’ll look at Stream Video Support and the ability to insert a Stream video into a form. This can be a YouTube video or an internal video. The ability to add video’s to forms, and therefore, quizzes, makes formative assessment significantly richer and more valuable. From the managers or trainers perspective, it’s not just about answering a simple set of multiple choice questions which recur in the same format – team members can be more rigorously tested to show mastery of the content where they must use higher order skills such as evaluation and synthesis in order to complete the quiz


  • For rich formative assessment of the team
  • For team members to demonstrate higher order skills such as evaluation and synthesis


Users need Teams, Forms and Stream licences – usually via Office/Microsoft 365. The User who is creating the test will need the ability to create a tab


1.) Log into


2.) Select Forms


3.) Select New Quiz


4.) Select Add New


5.) Select Dropdown then Section


6.) Select the Green Image Icon and then Video


7.) Add the URL of the YouTube or Stream Video. This example uses Anne Michels Mechanics sessions at Ignite 2019 which is now on YouTube. After adding the URL, select Add


8.) The video is now in place where you can add an optional description. It is recommended to either remove all descriptions of the video, or simply state the source if the description is already given in the video


9.) Other aspects of the form can be completed such as

  • The Title and description/task
  • The Questions, including the format, whether they are mandatory etc.
  • The Theme
  • External Sharing (within the organisation or with everyone
  • Start date/End date
  • Responses per person (if set internally)

Once complete, the form should look similar to the following

Within Forms


Via a Browser


10.) Having completed the actions above, the form is now complete. Before going the Teams, the choice can be made whether to keep the form a personal form or pass the Form to Group Forms so several people can manage the Form and review its results. If this is the case return to the Forms menu, select ellipsis (…) on the form then Move. Select the Team where the Quiz is meant to appear and select Move again

Important Note: moving forms from personal to group forms is a one way operation and cannot be moved back. Care must be taken to move it into the associated Team as otherwise it may not appear when trying to add it to the Team


11.) Go to Teams, select the channel and then Add (+)


12.) Select Forms


13.) Select Add an Existing Form, select the Form and then set Collect Responses rather than show results. This is because collect responses will correctly display the form as we need it to be completed by the team members as opposed to showing the results and analytics of the form. Once completed, select Save


Our work here is done.

The quiz is now set up as required and ready to use by members of the Team


Great interaction between Teams, Form and Stream 😀