Qualtrics: Canvas Embedded Data in Qualtrics

The Qualtrics integration with Canvas allows faculty to configure the Qualtrics survey to automatically capture specific Canvas data fields as Embedded Data in the Qualtrics survey.

The available Canvas data fields are:

  • course code (e.g. TST_101_001_W2020)
  • section number (the same as course code, unless the course contains multiple sections, i.e. a crosslisted or merged course)
  • assignment name

As an example, if the Course Code data field has been activated for a survey, a faculty member may deploy this survey to multiple courses and capture the specific course code for each student's survey response in the associated Qualtrics Embedded Data field. 

Activate Data Fields for Qualtrics Survey in Canvas

After adding a Qualtrics survey to your Canvas account, you can activate the Canvas Data Fields with the following steps

  1. Log in to OSU Canvas
  2. Click on Account in the top left corner of Canvas
  3. Click Qualtrics in the flyout menu
  4. Click on the name of the survey where you want to enable Data Fields
  5. Click the Data Fields tab
  6. Click Activate next to the Data Field(s) you want to activate
    • Optional: Click More on the activated Data Field(s) to rename the Data Field. This will change the name of the Data Field in your Qualtrics Survey
  7. Click the Return near the top of the page to return to the list of Surveys

Still have questions?

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