Creating Surveys

Canvas allows you to make quizzes and surveys that your students can take through the site.

  • Log into Canvas.
  • Select a course from the dropdown menu.
  • Select Quizzes from the left-hand sidebar.
  • Click the Create a New Quiz button.
  • Use the dropdown menu to classify the assignment as a survey.
  • Enter the name of the survey in the field.
  • Choose whether you want student responses to be anonymous.
  • Choose whether you want to allow students to view their previous answers and whether those answers were correct, or whether you prefer to block that information.
  • Choose whether you want students to have only one opportunity to complete the survey once they begin.
  • Give your survey a due date to add it to the course calendar.
  • Lock the survey after the due date to enforce the due date.
  • Click the Save Settings button when you are finished.
  • Enter the instructions for the survey in the content box.
  • Select the New Question link to begin adding questions to the survey.
  • Enter a title for the question.
  • Use the dropdown menu to choose what type of question you would like to ask.
  • Select the number of points the question should be worth
  • Enter the question, and enter as many alternate answers as you like.
  • Click the Update Questions button when you are finished.
  • Click the Save Settings button to save the survey.
  • Select Preview the Quiz to view the survey as your students will see it on Canvas.
  • Click the Keep Editing This Survey button when you are finished previewing the survey.
  • Click the Publish Quiz button when your survey is complete to make it available to your students.

When you create a survey, it will appear in your gradebook. Learn how to manage students' grades here.

When students submit their surveys, you can grade them through Canvas using the SpeedGrader tool. Learn how here.

Click here to learn how to create quizzes in Canvas.

Click here to learn how to create assignments in Canvas.