Canvas Anonymous Feedback Tool

The anonymous feedback tool in Canvas allows students to provide anonymous feedback to instructors at any time during the semester.  When enabled, students can go to the tool and enter in textual feedback into an open-ended text entry field. 

Although the Anonymous Feedback tool does not allow instructors to create text prompts for students to respond to, instructors can provide questions in advance to students so they can include it in their responses.  

Any feedback students submit is only accessible to official instructors of record (having the role of "Instructor" in the Canvas site) and student submissions are not shared with administrators or other users outside of the course.

* NOTE:  If there is more than one user in the Canvas site with the role of Instructor, all of these Instructors will be able to see the student feedback.

Student view of anonymous feedback:

student view of anon feedback

Anonymous Feedback in Your Course

Anonymous online surveys can be effective teaching tools, helping instructors gather feedback on their teaching, assess prior student knowledge, or perform active learning exercises.