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Enable the Student Annotation assignment type in the Student App

Enable the Student Annotation assignment type in the Student App

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I LOVE the new option for student annotation on assignments.  Thank you.  Our district has a large number of iPads for our elementary students, however, and that feature is not active in the student app where most of our elementary students work.  Please consider adding the annotation functionality to the student app sooner rather than later.  Our teachers will love this new feature.

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Stefanie
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Status changed to: Moderating
 
klundstrum
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Hi!

The ability to annotate PDFs existed in the app before it was available for the web! Students should be able to annotate assignments on their iPads, no problem.

How do I submit a PDF assignment with annotations ... - Canvas Community  and  How do I add annotations to a submission in the St... - Canvas Community  will help you get started. 🙂

If you have any follow-up questions, please reply! The Community will do its best to connect you with the resources you need.

Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

Thanks, @klundstrum , for providing the method teachers can use right now on mobile!

@wagnerpj63  Since students can annotate PDFs through Canvas Student, we made a slight edit to your idea to specify that it is focused on enabling the new annotation submission type in Canvas Student.

Stefanie
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kirsten_ryall
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I think I understand the challenge but let me know if I have got it right. Currently, if a teacher wants to create an assignment that has students annotating a file as a submission, they may have to set up two separate ways to submit this assignment. Am I even close? 

For those students on desktop for example (not the student app), a teacher would set the assignment to submit as Student Annotation. But for those students who use a device that is  an ipad or anything on the mobile app, then the teacher would need use File Upload submission type. So that is potentially two different sets of submission instructions for one assignment. 

I am querying this as we have been asked to look at an external tool, and I am wondering if this is the reason why the requestors have asked to proceed with the external tool. They'd prefer a one-tool-fits-all solution. Of course, I am meeting with them to get more information shortly but thought this may be related. 

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