Grade discussion posts and attachments with DocViewer

Idea created by Felix De Brito Neto on Nov 10, 2016
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    All discussion posts and attachments (MS Word, PPT, PDF files, etc.) should be displayed in SpeedGrader like an assignment so that teachers can use mark-up tools to add comments to those posts and attachments using Crocodoc DocViewer.

    Background: In some of our courses, we use discussion forums in two ways (in addition to regular discussions among students):

    1. Research activities: In which students submit substantial posts that require the observance of the APA Manual formatting guidelines.
    2. Peer review/instructor preview activities: In which students attach their research assignments for review by their peers and instructors for feedback before final submission.

    This feature would be useful for commenting discussion posts and discussion attachments like one would grade an assignment using Crocodoc DocViewer. The ability to add comments to those posts and files would make the LMS more useful.