How To See Canvas Test Answers

Canvas, a widely used learning management system (LMS) among educational institutions globally, often raises the question of whether students can access test answers through the platform. The answer is, while Canvas does not provide direct access to answers, instructors may opt to share them for educational purposes after tests or quizzes have been taken.

Before we proceed, it’s important to clarify that trying to manipulate the system to get answers is classified as cheating, which is a breach of academic integrity that may carry serious consequences. This article is not promoting any form of academic dishonesty but instead aims to provide information on how one might see test answers if the instructors choose to release them.

How to View Test Answers When Allowed

Follow the steps below to view answers when your instructors choose to release them.

  1. Go to the Canvas site and login with your credentials.
  2. Click on the “Courses” tab on the left side and select the course for which you want to see the test answers.
  3. Click on “Quizzes” on the left side menu.
  4. Select the quiz for which you want to see the answers.
  5. Click on “Submit Quiz”. If the instructor allows you to view the answers, they will be displayed on the next screen under the questions.

Using “View Quiz Log”

In case the instructor does not share the answers, you can view your attempts and the correct/incorrect responses through the “View Quiz Log” feature.

  1. Follow the steps above to find your quiz.
  2. Below the quiz, there’s an option to “View Quiz Log”. Click on it.
  3. You will now be able to see your responses along with the correct ones marked.

Please note that the “View Quiz Log” option is not always available as it is controlled by the instructor.


Canvas is a robust and secure LMS that does not allow students to see test answers unless the instructor explicitly allows it. If you’re a student looking to understand more about your test or quiz outcome, it’s best to reach out to your instructor for additional feedback.

Remember, while it can be frustrating not knowing the answers to your test questions, it’s far more important to focus on learning and understanding the course materials. Academic integrity matters — always respect the rules and guidelines provided by your institution and instructors.