What are the differences between a Canvas 'survey" and a "quiz"?
Sau, great question! Here's a guide that explains the differences - What quiz types can I create in a course?
I always think of a survey as information gathering, while a Quiz has a correct and incorrect response.
There are additional nuances about what Canvas will do with the form, which are documented in the link provided by Kona.
As Caryn Neiswender has said, a survey just asks for the students' opinions, feedback etc. while a quiz has right/wrong answers and students will get points for each question they answer correctly.
However, there is a little quirk that I've discovered about creating surveys. Although students don't get points for individual survey questions, when the teacher is setting up the survey and adding questions to it Canvas will ask them to specify a correct answer. This is because questions go into the course's central "question bank" so they are available for use in other quizzes and surveys. Because any question in the question bank could potentially be used in a quiz, Canvas needs to know what the correct answer should be. Don't let this worry you, just specify a nominal correct answer when you add the question to the survey - students won't actually be told that they got the question correct or incorrect.
Steve, I learn something new every day! Thanks for that helpful tip about setting a nominal answer in surveys; I knew about the quirk, but never knew the workaround!
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