Course surveys are made available each semester to allow students to provide feedback on their course and instructor.  CSU student course surveys are administered entirely online and can be accessed via any Published course in Canvas.  See the course survey website for additional information.

Fall 2019

All fall 16 week academic courses are included in the standard survey time period of December 9 – 20.  Surveys are administered via the SmartEvals Course Survey link on the left menu of a Canvas course.

Early / Late Survey Extension

Instructors can request their course survey be part of an early or late time period.
Please fill out the early/late request form by November 1, 2019.

Only students can see the course survey


Canvas and the course survey

View a sample of the survey questions.


How to take a course survey in Canvas.

Spring / Fall Semesters:

  • Courses that run for 8 weeks, surveys available in early March / mid October.
  • Courses that run for 16 weeks, surveys available early December / early May.


  • Mid June through early August.

CSU LENS Update Survey Questions

In spring 2019, faculty council approved the updated version of the survey. Additional information on the course survey.