How do I view annotation feedback comments from my instructor directly in my assignment submission?

Document created by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Apr 19, 2017Last modified by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Nov 18, 2017
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Your instructor may choose to include comments directly in an assignment submission using inline comments, or annotations. If an assignment's submission details page includes a View Feedback button, you can view these annotated comments through a preview tool called Canvas DocViewer. You can also use Canvas DocViewer to reply to any comments or make your own annotations.

Some browsers may not initially render comments correctly when viewing feedback. If your browser includes a built-in PDF viewer, select the option to view the PDF in the system viewer. You can also download PDF files with comments to view on your computer. The settings required to view or print the annotations in the PDF vary based on the software installed on your computer.

Notes:

  • If the assignment attachment displays a Preview button instead of the View Feedback button, your file is not DocViewer compatible and will not include any annotated comments.
  • If the browser window is too small, the View Feedback button may not be visible. Make sure your browser window is fully maximized when viewing feedback. Alternatively, you may need to scroll within the Submission Details box to see the View Feedback button.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

View Assignment Details

  View Assignment Details 

Click the title of an assignment.

View Feedback

  View Feedback 

Click the View Feedback button.

Note: If the assignment attachment displays a Preview button, your file is not DocViewer compatible.

View Annotated Comments

View Annotated Comments

View the annotated comments from your instructor [1]. To reply to a comment, hover over the comment and click the Reply button [2]. When an annotated comment includes multiple content lines, the content box displays an ellipses link [3]. To expand a comment, click the ellipses link. You can also use DocViewer to make your own annotations on your assignment.

Download File

Download File

To download a PDF of the submission and annotations, click the Download icon.

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