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Allow Instructor Markup via DocViewer Even When Anonymous Peer Reviews Are Enabled

Allow Instructor Markup via DocViewer Even When Anonymous Peer Reviews Are Enabled

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Instructors who select Anonymous Peer Reviews are not shown markup tools in Speedgrader - Doc Viewer.  The tools are disabled/hidden.  

Selecting Anonymous Peer Reviews for students to complete as part of an assignment should not result in a reduced set of grading tools for instructors.  Instructors should be allowed to use markup tools to provide feedback to students regardless of anonymous feedback from other students.  Students should be able to differentiate instructor markup from anonymous feedback; peer review and instructor grading are two separate activities.

27 Comments
kmcgrath
Explorer II

I understand how it works from the technology perspective, but it should not be that difficult to mask the reviewer's name AND allow annotations.  As an ESL instructor, peer reviews are basically useless if all they write is 1-2 sentences of global advice.  And even if the students can't, I should be able to annotate!  

 

At the very least, when "anonymous peer reviews" is checked, an alert to this effect should be displayed to the instructor.  I've already told my students that their work and reviews will be anonymous, and now I will have to backtrack.  

edonathadmin
Surveyor
Status changed to: Open for Conversation
 
castrot
Surveyor

Please allow both students and instructors to use tools to peer review even when anonymous. I agree wholeheartedly because this tool is valuable to help the student give more motivated feedback (they can point directly to the sentence they are referring to) and it also shows them how teacher's give feedback. 

hcorneli
Surveyor

This issue has been going on for years! Please allow maximum functionality and access to support on student work by allowing annotations on peer-reviewed assignments. The annotation tool AND the peer review tool help students improve! 

u0035090
Surveyor

I echo everyone else's thoughts. The anonymity of the peer reviewer should have nothing to do with the tools an instructor should be able to use in grading.

RebeccaReaRoss
Surveyor II

Agreed. And as I stated on another thread, bare minimum, Canvas needs to add this information to its official documentation so instructors aren't tearing their hair out trying to figure out why their docviewer bar is disabled.

a_ambrosini
Surveyor

I can't view the disabling of Speed Grader annotations in this context as anything but a bug.  I can understand the underlying problem (annotations are signed) but this should not be a terribly complicated fix.

I think it would also be nice to allow students to do anonymous markup as part of peer review, but that is more of a feature request than a bug report.