I want to create a signup sheet where the students pick their term paper topic. I have a list of about 40 topics to choose from and I want only 1 student to signup for each topic. Is there a way to do this in Canvas?

I am having trouble finding how to do this in Google Forms, SurveyMonkey, and Doodle as well. Even if I figure out how to do it at one of these places, it would be good to integrate this into Canvas somehow.

Thanks.

Hi Andrew Metcalf...

I've not tested this out myself, but here's my initial thought/theory... What if you created a Google Form for your students to fill out where you have them select from one of the 40 topics. You would embed this form into a Canvas page of your course. Also, you would embed the form that is collecting all the responses into the same page (or even a linked page) so that your students could view it. Essentially, what you're trying to get as is a "real time" view of the topics that have already been taken. Your students could then review that list and then return to the fillable form...now knowing what topics are and are not available to them. It wouldn't completely eliminate the choices from the form you created, but at least students would know what topics were taken. And, if someone did choose a topic that was already taken, then you have a date/time stamped entry from the first person who chose the topic. Would that work for your needs?