How do I view anonymous survey results in Canvas?

Written By Mollie Page ()

Updated at May 30th, 2020

Anonymous survey results are not viewable using the SpeedGrader.  You will get an error message

Option 1 - Download the Student Analysis Report

You can access the quiz statistics by going to quizzes and clicking on the anonymous survey.  When viewing the survey details (but not editing the survey), you will see a bar on the right that has Survey Statistics and SpeedGrader.  

To view the aggregated results (best for MC questions) click Survey Statistics.  

This page will give you an overview of how students responded to MC, True/False and other limited choice questions.

If your quiz has written responses as well, you will need to download the Student Analysis Report and view the results in Excel.

Option 2 - view each student's results individually

In the quiz details (not editing) click on the three dots and select Show Student Survey Results

A list with all survey results will pop up and you can click on a student to read their responses: 

Option 3 - Change the survey to not be anonymous

This is only recommended if you made the survey anonymous by accident as you will now be able to connect student responses with specific students.  This will allow you to view responses in the SpeedGrader.

In the Quiz Settings unclick the Keep Submissions Anonymous option.

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