Use of Stylus with DOCViewer

Idea created by Gideon Williams on Jun 8, 2017
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    This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

     

    This idea is applicable to any 2-in-1 / hybrid device with stylus capacity eg Chromebook, Surface Pro 4, Yoga, ASUS etc.

     

    Microsoft's recent education event (May 2017) highlighted the increasing opportunities for schools to invest in low cost 2-in-1 hybrids running Windows 10. Since then at least 5 new devices have been released - 5 Budget Windows Hybrids 2-in-1 Tablets and Laptops for Schools – Colour My Learning . Many schools, including our own, are now looking at these as viable alternatives to 1-1 iPads.

     

    The potential of inking is huge, not just in the hands of students but for teachers and marking.

     

    Canvas has just released DOCViewer in Beta. As yet it is not possible to annotate work inline using the stylus (at least on my Surface Pro).

     

    We would love to see inking/hand-written/stylus based annotations being available for those using Canvas via the browser.

     

    This idea has been added to our product plan for Q1 2019 and will influence development within Canvas. Follow this idea to receive updates as they are available.

     Adding this idea to our product plan means we will be working on it, but it does not guarantee that it will be developed exactly as defined by the idea, or that it will be added to the production environment.

     

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    For more information, please read through the Canvas Release Notes (2019-02-16) .