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jblow
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Students cannot see Comments on graded assignments

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Whenever i put comments on a student's assignments I can see the comments but they cannot

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kblack
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Hi  @jblow  Welcome to the Canvas Community. That red asterisk next to your comment as well as the Submit button that your screen capture is displaying tells you all you need to know:  you have not submitted the comment and, therefore, students cannot see it.  A couple of things are at play here--or might be.  Canvas will automatically save your comments in a draft state when you navigate your way to other students but does NOT submit them until you click that SUBMIT button.  Secondly, if you had a grade posting policy in place, I've had faculty at my own institution under the impression that if they submitted the comment that students would see it right away before they were ready to post grades.  That is NOT true unless you specifically posted the comments/grades

But the bottom line, with or without a grade posting policy in place is to click that SUBMIT button.

Hope this helps, Joe.

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kblack
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Hi  @jblow  Welcome to the Canvas Community. That red asterisk next to your comment as well as the Submit button that your screen capture is displaying tells you all you need to know:  you have not submitted the comment and, therefore, students cannot see it.  A couple of things are at play here--or might be.  Canvas will automatically save your comments in a draft state when you navigate your way to other students but does NOT submit them until you click that SUBMIT button.  Secondly, if you had a grade posting policy in place, I've had faculty at my own institution under the impression that if they submitted the comment that students would see it right away before they were ready to post grades.  That is NOT true unless you specifically posted the comments/grades

But the bottom line, with or without a grade posting policy in place is to click that SUBMIT button.

Hope this helps, Joe.

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jfpilger
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Are assignment comments made in speed grader withheld until scores are posted, or are the submitted comments sent to the student while scores are still withheld?