Student Self Evaluation in Canvas

Canvas does not currently have a direct function that is automatically attached to an assignment that allows for your students to do a self evaluation, but there is a workaround through New Quizzes.

The instructions below will show you how to create a self evaluation for your students based on a rubric outline that you have for your assignment.

1

Navigate to Quizzes

Quizzes tab highlighted

 
2

Click + Quiz and select New Quizzes (Beta), then click Submit

1, + Quiz; 2, New Quizzes (Beta); 3, Submit

 
3

Fill out the necessary information and settings for your quiz, then click Build

For best practices we recommend that you name the quiz "[AssignmentName] Self Evaluation" and assign it to the students with a due date.

Final Essay Self Evaluation in Assignment Name text field

 
4

Add instructions, click on the blue +, and select Multiple Choice

1, Instructions; 2, blue plus; 3, + Multiple Choice

 
5

Fill out the information based off of the first item on your rubric

See image below for an example.

self evaluation question example

 
6

Under the Options dropdown, select Vary points by answer

To the right of each answer an entry field will appear.

arrow pointing at checkbox next to Vary points by answer

 
7

Match the points with the rubric answers

vary points by answer example

 
8

Click on the blue + below the question and repeat steps 5 through 7 until all rubric items have been completed

 
9

Click Done

arrow pointing at Done button

 
10

Click Return in the upper right-hand corner

You can have it be part of a module and dependent upon them turning in the original assignment if you like. To do this, see the Canvas forum How do I add prerequsites to a module? external link icon