Create a Poll or Survey for a Course




What are the different ways I can setup a poll or survey for my course?


How do you want to present the poll or survey?

  • A survey using classic quizzes in Canvas
  • A New Quizzes quiz in Canvas
    • Note: New Quizzes does not have a survey quiz type like classic quizzes. There are some workarounds to creating a survey within New Quizzes.
    • For an ungraded survey, be sure to make the quiz worth 0 points and "do not display in gradebook or student's grade page" (this will also make the quiz not count towards the final grade)
    • Make sure that Student Result View in the Settings are restricted, so students do not see “answers” for the survey
    • Some recommend question types for surveys in New Quizzes:
      • Multiple Answer
      • Essay (can also be used for short answer/response)
      • True/False
      • File Upload
      • Fill in the Blank (free response)
    • See the Instructure Community How do I create a quiz using New Quizzes article
    • Results can be viewed in Speedgrader 
  • Polling in a Zoom meeting 
  • IVQ (Interactive Video Quiz) embedded into a MiVideo video 
  • The School of Public Health has a Poll Everywhere license
    • An LTI tool integrated with Canvas
    • Only available for courses in the SPH account
    • See the Poll Everywhere Instructor Guide
  • A Qualtrics survey 
  • Google Forms

Additional Information

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Tue 9/28/21 10:06 AM
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