Access online course questionnaires in Canvas

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Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ), sometimes called Course Questionnaire or Online Course Evaluation, is available for online course evaluations at all Indiana University campuses except IU Fort Wayne and the IU School of Medicine. Students and instructors can access Course Questionnaire within Canvas.

Most of the items in the questionnaire are standardized, but instructors may add up to three qualitative and three quantitative customized questions.

During the evaluation period, instructors can monitor response rates for their classes; after the term is over they can view reports summarizing the evaluation results.

Microsoft Edge has known incompatibilities with the Course Questionnaire application. UITS recommends using a different browser (for example, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari). For more, see Web browsers to use with IU services.


Within Canvas, navigate to any course you're enrolled in at one of the campuses using OCQ. In the course navigation menu, select Course Questionnaire. If a course questionnaire is available for you, you'll be directed there; if not, you'll see "There are no course questionnaires available at the moment."

To access OCQ outside of Canvas, see Complete online course evaluations.


  1. Within Canvas, navigate to any course you're teaching at one of the campuses using OCQ.
  2. In the course navigation menu, select Questionnaire Responses.

    If you don't see the link, see How do I manage Course Navigation links?

  3. You'll see the following options:
    • Course Questionnaires: View questionnaires currently available to you.
    • Course Questionnaire Response Rates: View response rates for questionnaires.
    • Course Questionnaire Reports: View reports for questionnaires associated with courses you are teaching.
Only instructors and administrators can see the Questionnaire Responses option; for students to use the course questionnaires in Canvas, Course Questionnaire must be enabled in the course navigation menu.

For more on using OCQ outside of Canvas, see:

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Last modified on 2022-10-07 12:11:48.