Canvas for Instructors

Creating a Survey

  • To create a new survey for your course, simply click on the quizzes tab of your canvas course
  • Click on the blue new quiz button on the top right hand corner of your quiz page

Create new quiz button


  • Name your quiz in the text box at the top of the page

Name of survey



  • Now add instructions for the survey for your students to follow

Survey description


  • You can edit many aspects of your survey under the settings tab such as:

     1. Change the type of quiz (Graded Quiz, Practice Quiz, Graded Survey, or Ungraded Survey)

     2. Change the Assignment Group

     3. Shuffle the answers, add a time limit, or let your student attempt the survey multiple times

     4. Allow your student's responses to be anonymous

     5. Change when and how your students will view their answers as well as the correct answers

     6. You can allow the questions to be viewed one at a time

     7. Lastly you can edit the restrictions to the access of your survey

Survey options


  • Next you can choose the due date for the survey. You can edit who the survey is for, when it is due, when it is available for students to take and when it closes.

due dates


  • Lastly, click the save button at the bottom of the page to save your survey

Save survey

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