Creating an Anonymous Comment Box in Canvas

Students sometimes have questions or concerns about a course that they are reluctant to voice publicly. An Anonymous Comment Box provides students an avenue to share feedback with faculty about their course in an anonymous way. Such feedback enables faculty to fine-tune a course that is already in progress and sends a message to students that you care about their success in the course. 

Canvas does not have a built-in option for doing this, but it can be easily done by embedding an Office 365 form into a page in Canvas. To assist you, the Center for Teaching Excellence has created a step-by-step guide to add a comment form to your course.  If you need additional assistance, please contact CTE at or the HelpDesk at


1.  Login to Office 365:



2.  Select Forms



3.  Create new form


 4.  Name your form



5. Select question type


6.   Add a question prompt   



7.  Open the settings menu



8.  Make your form anonymous



9.  Open the share menu



10.      View and choose sharing options



11.      Copy the embed code



12.      Go to Canvas and Create a page Canvas and locate ‘embed’ option




13.      Paste embed code into embed box & ‘submit’



14.      Your form is embedded



15.      Give it a try – and submit a question or comment



16. View comment submissions in Office 365