How do I create a survey in my course?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.
You can use Surveys to receive feedback from your students or give them some extra points by responding to a Survey.
Note: Student Analysis for Surveys must be downloaded as a CSV file. Item Analysis is not available for Surveys.
Select Survey Type
Select Survey Options
Place your survey in an Assignment Group , assign your survey a score , and complete the survey options . Within surveys, you have all the regular quiz options, but you can also keep submissions anonymous . This anonymous option applies to both graded and ungraded surveys and can be enabled and disabled before or after survey submissions.
Select Availability Dates
Create Survey Information
Click the Questions tab . Manually create a new survey question by clicking the New Question button . To find out what kind of options are available for questions, please see the question type lesson in the Instructor guide.
Name Survey Question
Survey questions are not automatically numbered for instructors. To add a custom name to your survey question, enter the name in the question text field. Custom names can help you identify survey questions more easily.
Regardless of the question name, students always see survey questions in numerical order (i.e. Question 1, Question 2).
Create Likert (Quantitative) Scale Questions
If you're interested in creating questions that involve a quantitative scale, you can create a Likert scale question using the Multiple Dropdowns question type. Please reference the Likert scale lesson for more information.
Click the Save button to save your work and preview the survey.
Note: You should not publish your survey until it is your final product. If you are ready to publish your survey and make it available to students, click the Save & Publish button.