What is the Anonymous Feedback tool?

Anonymous Feedback allows students to post comments anonymously for view only by their instructors. Using the tool can encourage feedback from students who might otherwise feel reticent about speaking up in class or approaching an instructor in person.

Note: Only participants in the Teacher role in a Canvas course can access student comments in Anonymous Feedback.

Note: Instructors may find steps to add Anonymous Feedback and other tools to their course in How do I manage Course Navigation links? (opens new window).

Anonymous Feedback Features

Students can enter up to 1000 characters for each feedback comment.

Instructors can:

  • View student comments and the dates when they were posted.
  • Mark comments as Read or delete them.
  • Download a spreadsheet (CSV) file that includes all the comments and their posting dates.

Go to Anonymous Feedback.

Select Anonymous Feedback from the Course Navigation Menu.