File collection in Microsoft Forms lets you create questions that students or parents respond to by uploading a file. Microsoft Forms supports the collection of audio, video, image, PPT, Excel, PDF, and Word files. You can specify the file type that you will accept as a response. You can also specify a maximum file size that you will accept through your form. I learned about this new feature through a Tweet from Mike Tholfsen. His Tweet including the demo video that is embedded below.
NEW! Microsoft Forms now supports attaching files to your response 🎉 Choose the number of files, size limit, & file type.— Mike Tholfsen (@mtholfsen) November 15, 2019
This has been a top educator request 👂 that is rolling out globally 🌎 over the coming weeks. #edtech #MIEExpert #edchat #MicrosoftEDU
Video 👇 pic.twitter.com/Sq9C8s5hEN
File upload is a new feature and is being rolled-out to Microsoft Forms users over the next few weeks.
Applications for Education
The file upload option could be a great way to collect samples of your students' work in one place. This could be a great way to have students turn-in things like spoken responses to questions. Have them record with a simple tool like Vocaroo then upload their audio recordings to your Microsoft Form.