Jonathan Yoder

Grading with a stylus in Speedgrader App???

Discussion created by Jonathan Yoder Champion on Nov 14, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 10, 2020 by Nancy Pence

Does anyone know of a teacher that is proficient in grading with a stylus on Canvas? I'd love to know what device they use and if they grade essays with it?


We have been testing out paperless grading and are struggling to find the optimal device and I really want to find something practical before I ask the district to invest money. We are currently in the "Goldilocks and the 3 Devices" mode. iPads seem to work the best with a decent fine point stylus, but we have had some glitches. We also have Chromebooks as a 1:1 and I wondered if a Touchscreen Chromebook would be better or how an Airbar would work since i know they are on the rise. My hesitation there is that I have seen issues where the web version of Speedgrader scrolls when you try and annotate so I'm not sure touchscreen windows version is best. Although...on the other hand the app doesn't have the functionality to leave a comment in the rubric since the view is limited on the app. So many variables! 


Anyone have some best practices to share???



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