Allow for editable document to be uploaded as file in assignment submissions so that feedback can be written into a template form, then downloaded by student.
Richard, if the assignment is set to allow .doc or .docx file types, for example, and the grader does not wish to use DocViewer to annotate it, the grader can download it, open it in Word, and annotate as desired using the native tools in Word. Would you elaborate on what additional functionality you're hoping to see?
It would be troublesome and time consuming to upload a document for each student, together with the fact that this would create the possibility of error, in that a student may receive another students marks. The functionality should reside within Canvas.
Stranmillis University College
Richard, thanks for your response. DocViewer provides the application-agnostic capability to annotate on supported document types, including Word and Google Docs. To use tools that are native to a specific application, instructors must download the submission in their own licensed application, as Canvas cannot incorporate Word tools that are licensed to the end user in the platform.
Would you like to rephrase the idea so that it requests the ability to annotate directly in DocViewer by superimposing a specific template?
Docviewer is a bit like writing into a text box on top of PDF. It doesn’t allow for writing into a template. Lecturers here have asked if they can write into a word document once uploaded.
Hi Richard, we've opened the idea as a request for a partner integration with Microsoft, as that company would need to be willing to allow native Word tools to be available in DocViewer to licensed users and devote resources to the development of this functionality.
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That is great, thank you for putting this forward.
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