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The Survey Feature

Canvas's Quizzes feature provides instructors with a form for building online assessments using different question types. These assessments provide immediate feedback and if you are giving credit for the Survey are automatically logged in the online gradebook. Canvas offers four "Quiz Types" and to set up an anonymous survey you will be using one of the 'Survey' feature: Graded Survey or Ungraded Survey.

The graded survey will provide automatic feedback to the student as well as send a score to the gradebook for the faculty member.

The non-graded survey will provide automatic feedback to the student. No grade is recorded in the Canvas gradebook.

For either type of Survey instructors can create an anonymous option that will not connect any comments to a specific student. Instead the results of the survey are compiled and the instructor accesses these compiled results as anonymous generic "student 1, "student 2," and so or are able to access all of the anonymous comments in a computer spreadsheet file. Note: That by default the setting in Canvas is not set to "anonymous" and you have to be sure for either Survey type to check off "Keep Submissions Anonymous" option if you want the Survey to be anonymous.

Question Types
Canvas offers instructors multiple different types of questions to use in creating an online assessment.

Now that you have a little background information on the Canvas Survey feature you're going to use, you are ready to being building your survey.