Restoring flexibility in text when annotating submissions

Idea created by Francine Gordon on Oct 2, 2017
    • Joe Weaver
    • Francine Gordon
    • Eric Werth
    • Glenn Williams
    • Jeffrey Brady
    • Brantlee Richter
    • Megan Connolly
    This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas


    When grading papers, I use Speedgrader.  In addition to making comments on the right side- I often make corrections and/or insert comments on the submission itself.  Having done that this past weekend on a set of papers, I noticed some changes which I find to be limiting compared to the prior version.  

    • When using the text feature, 2 things that used to work are no longer possible
      • Changing size of the font of the inserted text
      • Controlling whether the area around the text is filled or not.  This becomes an issue when inserting a notation into the student’s paper;  I can’t keep it from overlapping text the way I could before by eliminating the fill in the text box.
    • Can’t control where the strikeout is.  Sometimes- it floats above the item I’m trying to delete
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