Making Comments and Annotations on Assignments in the Canvas DocViewer

This week’s Tech Tip is on the Canvas DocViewer, a tool that allows you to make annotations and markups on assignment submissions. The DocViewer automatically appears for the teacher in SpeedGrader when a student has uploaded their assignment as a word processing document, pdf, Excel or PowerPoint file. Here are resources offering a basic overview of this tool-

DocViewer Overview Video

How do I add annotated comments in student submissions using DocViewer in SpeedGrader?

The root of this Tech Tip is really how students view the annotations you have made on their papers – which requires some pretty subtle navigation!  Please see this 1-page guide showing students how to view your annotations on their graded papers.

Hoping you’ll find this helpful! 

-Jenn Azzaro

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