Purpose and example of "long answer " formats in Microsoft Quiz Forms

Copper Contributor

Are there any helpful examples and explanations of "Long Questions" when used in Forms / Quiz layouts for school students? How can these be marked automatically as this is a major time saver and students really appreciate instant results?


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@Ewanwt the long answer is designed to allow a longer response than a standard question and can cope with up to 4,000 characters. We use it when we have a potentially long response that gets saved to a multiline text column in SharePoint (for example "What can we do to make working from home easier for you?"). There is no way it could be marked automatically.


Los Gallardos
Microsoft Power Automate Community Super User.

Do you know the character limit for normal, short responses?@RobElliott 

4000. It's the same limit as the long answer but the difference is that whereas the box for the long answer will get bigger as you type, with a short answer it doesn't.


Los Gallardos
Intranet, SharePoint and Power Platform Manager (and classic 1967 Morris Traveller driver)