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December 15, 2023

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Creating a Canvas Survey

Creating a poll or survey is an easy way to gain feedback from your students. Rather than using a third-party platform, try creating one in Canvas. Completing a Canvas survey will be intuitive for students since they are familiar with the platform and most likely have taken quizzes or assessments there before.

Creating a survey allows students to provide you with feedback about themselves or the course and allows you to learn or check in with them. You may use a survey at the beginning of a new term to gauge students’ knowledge about the course. Additionally, surveys can serve as a midterm or post-semester check in. What are students struggling with? What was successful? What teaching strategies may need to be adapted for next semester?

A Canvas survey is a quick and painless way to gain that real-time information from your students.

Building the Survey

  1. Navigate to the Quizzes section in your course.
  2. Add a quiz.
  3. Name the quiz and add a description. You can allow for anonymity in the survey. If you do, be sure to note that in the description. 
  4. Navigate to “Quiz Type.” Choose “Ungraded Survey.” This removes the option for point values. Therefore, the survey will not automatically be counted in the grades tab. 
  5. Check the box for anonymity if you want the survey to be anonymous and then set the due date and availability. 
  6. Select edit. Build your questions by navigating to the questions tab. You have the option to choose various different question types such as: multiple choice, true/false, open-ended, etc…
  7. Preview and Publish your Survey. 

An analytics section will appear where you can see how students responded. You will be able to see which students have completed the survey, but you will not be able to see which students said what. For more information on how to complete this process, watch Creating a Canvas Survey on Kaltura by DLS, James Butler.

Upcoming Events

Workshop Wednesday: Next Semester Prep

Wednesday, December 20th, 1:00-2:00 PM

As we finish another Fall semester, do yourself a small favor before taking your well-deserved break. Join this training to meet with one of our Digital Learning Strategists as they walk you through next semester’s preparation steps you can take in Canvas. Select from a range of topics you would like covered and enter any specific questions you might have. This training will cover importing Canvas content and planning next semester’s courses with learning objectives in mind. 

Facilitated by James Butler, Digital Learning Strategist.

Modality: Virtual and synchronous—an Outlook Calendar invite, with the Zoom link, will be sent.
Registration: Workshop Wednesday: Next Semester Prep .
Recording: This training will be recorded.

Clemson Online Fall 2023 Events Calendar

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Review our Fall 2023 Events Calendar to see what Online Instruction Development opportunities await!

We have a robust lineup of topics and live training formats to support your use of Canvas and other e-learning tools. Topics cover demonstrations of using Kaltura, presentations on inclusive practices for online education, and workshops to get your Canvas site ready to teach!

All of our live training is recorded. Registrants will automatically receive a link to that day’s video after it has been processed.

Contact James Butler with any questions regarding these sessions. 

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