SpeedGrader Release Notes (Android 1.1)

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The SpeedGrader app has been discontinued and replaced by the Canvas Teacher app. Existing users may continue to use the legacy SpeedGrader app though it will no longer be supported. Instructors should use Canvas Teacher for mobile submission grading. For more details please see Canvas Teacher Release Notes (iOS, Android 1.0).


Originally posted March 12, 2015


In this release, SpeedGrader users can add video comments to assignment submissions. The app also includes several optimization updates for phone devices and includes user tutorials.


Download the SpeedGrader app in the Play Store. Version 1.0 requires Android 4.0.3 or later.


  New Features



Video Comments

Users can add video comments to assignment submissions. Located in the Comment section, use the attachment icon to make a video comment, or choose an existing video file.





  Other Updates



Phone Optimization

The SpeedGrader app has been better optimized for phone devices, including better support for landscape mode with smaller padding margins and font sizes. Rubric content also scales better in the grading section. Additionally, if the menu tab is open and a user advances through student submissions, the grading header information updates according to the submission being viewed.


Screen Tutorials

Users can learn how to use SpeedGrader pages and icons with new tutorials throughout the app. Tutorials show details such as how to view all courses or favorite courses, sort student submissions, and view student submissions.