Grading Quizzes/Tests

Add Feedback in Classic Quizzes

Last updated on November 14, 2022

Canvas provides a multitude of assessment tools that allow for feedback on both the student and instructor end. One of these tools is the quizzes function which allows you to create multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions, among several others. When creating quizzes for your class, you may find that you want to provide students with feedback in order to better guide learning and allow for self-reflection.


Add Feedback in Classic Quizzes

  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas Account.
  4. Select the Course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Modules on the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Scroll to the Module where your Quiz is located.
  7. Click the Name of the quiz you wish to edit.
  8. Click Edit.
  9. Click the Questions tab.
  10. Locate the Question you wish to add feedback to.
  11. Click Edit (pencil icon) next to the question title.
  12. Scroll down to the Answers section.
  13. Click the Box Containing Three Dots below each possible answer.
  14. Add Feedback in the text box.
    • Note: The feedback input box uses the Rich Content Editor, allowing you to include media, text, links, and other such functions. For more information, visit the “Use the Rich Content Editor” tutorial.
  15. Click Done.
    • Note: This method allows you to add feedback for each possible answer. You can also set feedback for all correct answers, all incorrect answers, or all answers for a given question. To do so, complete the following steps:
      • Scroll to the bottom of the Answers section.
      • Click the Box With a Green Outline to set feedback for correct answers.
      • Click the Box With a Red Outline to set feedback for all incorrect answers.
      • Click the Box With a Blue Outline to set feedback for all answers.
  16. Click Update Question.
  17. Click Save.