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Ability to Save and Copy from Frequently Used Comments in Speedgrader/DocViewer

Ability to Save and Copy from Frequently Used Comments in Speedgrader/DocViewer

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This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

For more information, please read through the  Canvas Release Notes (2021-06-19).

We're aware that there are two parts to this idea. The "Speedgrader" piece of the request is complete; the idea remains open for DocViewer annotations comments.


It would be a great timesaver for writing instructors and anyone else making many of the same comments to students on assignments to save and store comments in SpeedGrader/Crocodoc DocViewer as one is able to do in Turnitin's Grademark feature. This feature would help SpeedGrader really live up to its name, too.

 

This has been a request since August 2012: Ability to Save and Copy from Frequently Used Comments in Crocodoc : Help Center

178 Comments
bowmanr
Community Champion

jherron​ -

That would be a really nice feature. In ANGEL it wasn't too much of a hassle because you had all of the comments available - you just had to find them and copy them.  I have not used Turnitin's Grademark, but having a list of past comments that I could click on would greatly improve my ability to grade assignments quickly.

As an extension of this request (and to make the developer think - if it gets that far) would be for the list of comments to be available to all instructors/grading assistants for that course.  I teach a course where I sit down with the TA's to perform the grading across all lab sections in an attempt to make the grading uniform.  so having the bank of comments available to myself and the TA's would be a tremendous help.

r_v_jones
Community Contributor

You could have it that it is linked to either the course or the user?

The question I have would be whether you as a marker might want to share these comments with either other markers on the course or to other assignments in the course?

I can see the benefit of sharing common comments across multiple assignments

bowmanr
Community Champion

 @r_v_jones ​

Your comments are a good expansion on this subject.  I had not thought about making comments available from one assignment to another assignment.  I could use something like that in my course as well..  For me having the comments linked to the course would be fine.  A more interesting approach would be to create a comment bank as an individual user that I could use when grading any assignment for any course.

jordan
Community Champion

Great discussion  @bowmanr ​  @r_v_jones ​ and jherron​. I like how this idea is developing!  We will put it up for community voting on June 3rd so be sure to "bookmark" and return to this idea so you can vote it up!

If any of you weren't aware, we have a redesign of Speedgrader 2.0​ on our roadmap if you'd like to chime in over there. This might be a feature Deactivated user​ is interested in discussing further as we get closer to Speedtrater 2.0 😉

klundstrum
Community Coach
Community Coach

Right now I have a Google Doc with common comments I make for my students. Copy + Paste has been helpful, but having them built in per-course would be wonderful.

cwruck
Community Champion

In our Speedgrader 2.0 research we've heard the request for a comment bank quite often. It's a pretty big undertaking, but we're exploring the idea for inclusion in Speedgrader 2.0. It may, however, end up being more like Speedgrader 2.1. It really depends on how much we can get included in the scope for 2.0. Suffice it to say, we know this is a really important feature that could be very helpful when it comes to saving instructors time. And I LOVE saving instructors time!

amcc
Community Participant

I agree that having a comment bank would really speed grading of student papers. I'm told BB has such a feature and really hope to see it in Canvas.

dahlj1
Community Member

This would be a great buy in factor for hesitant teachers. The simplier the tool the more likely we will get teachers to use it.

s_lindsay
Community Member

This is essentially the same as by  @joel_mills ​

ccalderon
Community Champion

Here's another great idea to save from the chopping block - only 13 votes needed before Tuesday! This is one of the best features of Turnitin's GradeMark. Going to reach out to my co-workers to vote this one up - let's make it happen!!

ccalderon
Community Champion

Sadly, that one died on the vine with only 11 votes - let's keep this one alive!

kmeeusen
Community Coach
Community Coach

Joshua:

There is a great product (free - that's what makes it great!) that you can use in the interim. It's called TypItIn, and it can be found here: Downloads | Wavget

It is the professional version that is free.

Check it out.

epokryfki
Community Participant

I think that it would be very helpful and time efficient having a text box where we could place feedback.

In Moodle there was a box called "Answer for Grader" which is a text box in which a teacher can write general or commonly used answer, not visible to student, but visible to the teacher at the time of grading, and it can be copied and pasted in the comment box for providing a feedback to a student.

ccalderon
Community Champion

 @bowmanr ​, Deactivated user​, amcc​,  @klundstrum ​,  @r_v_jones ​ - Only need 2 more votes to make the cut! Any bushes that can be beat to drum up some votes...?? Mixed metaphors aside, can we tap on a couple more shoulders to get those last two votes in? :smileygrin:

amcc
Community Participant

Thanks  @ccalderon , I'll send something around to colleagues. Not sure any of them are registered in the community but it's worth a try.

klundstrum
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi  @ccalderon ​ ~ I've forwarded this link to a few people in my building. They should follow through before the end of the day.

ccalderon
Community Champion

Yay - we did it!

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amcc
Community Participant

Thanks for your advocacy and "nudging"  @ccalderon ​!

amcc
Community Participant

The last idea is definitely what I had in mind. Ideally with a facility for the user to organize comments in a way that makes sense to her/him to facilitate access (eg by course, by assignment, by comment type, or any combination of these).

a comment bank as an individual user that I could use when grading any assignment for any course

berryjr
Community Member

Another vote here from the University of Birmingham - this has been a major wish of our faculty

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