How To Check Canvas Quiz Answers

If you utilize the Canvas Learning Management System for your academic pursuits, you’ve probably come across quizzes. One of Canvas’s exceptional offerings is the option to review your quiz responses, enabling you to learn from your errors and enhance your preparation for upcoming evaluations. This blog post will walk you through the process of checking your Canvas quiz answers in a step-by-step manner.

Step 1: Accessing Your Quiz Submission

The first step to check your Canvas quiz answers is to navigate to the “Grades” section. This section is located on the left side of your Canvas dashboard. Once you click on “Grades”, you will see a list of all your assignments and quizzes.

From this list, find the quiz for which you want to review the answers and click on it. This will lead you to your submission for that specific quiz.

Step 2: Viewing Quiz Results

After accessing your quiz submission, the next step is to find the “View Feedback” button. This option is typically found towards the top right corner of the screen.

Clicking on “View Feedback” will reveal the questions, your answers, the correct answers (if the instructor has chosen to show them), and any additional feedback or comments left by your instructor.

Understanding Different Feedback Types

It’s important to note that the amount of information provided in the feedback can vary based on how your instructor has set up the quiz. Here are a few possibilities:

  • Answers With Comments: Your instructor may provide comments along with the correct answers. This can be especially helpful if you are unsure why your answer was incorrect.
  • Correct Answers Without Comments: Alternatively, the feedback may only include the correct answers without any comments. This allows you to figure out where you went wrong by comparing your answers with the correct ones.
  • Comments Without Correct Answers: In some cases, the instructor may provide comments without revealing the correct answers. These comments can provide valuable insights into your performance.

Code for Viewing Quiz Answers

If you are curious about the code that makes this possible, it’s worth noting that Canvas is based on a Ruby on Rails framework. While the exact code for viewing quiz answers isn’t publicly available, an example of how a similar operation might be coded in Ruby on Rails could be as follows:

class QuizzesController < ApplicationController
  def show
    @quiz = Quiz.find(params[:id])
    @answers = @quiz.answers

This simple controller action would find the requested quiz in the database and then retrieve all associated answers. However, remember that the Canvas system is far more complex, with additional layers of logic for handling permissions, feedback, and various quiz settings.

So, now you know how to review your quiz answers in Canvas! It’s a simple process, but incredibly valuable for improving your understanding and enhancing your future performance.