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Prevent unsupported behaviour in the assignment UI for the annotation assignment type

Prevent unsupported behaviour in the assignment UI for the annotation assignment type

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The new annotation assignment type does not have error messages/UI restrictions to warn instructors whenever they are attempting to do unsupported behaviour.

Unsupported File Types

The annotation assignment type uses Canvas' DocViewer to facilitate student annotations. The DocViewer only has a limited amount of supported file types. However, the annotation assignment type can accept unsupported file types as an annotation file. An instructor doing this results in no errors/warnings from the user interface. In this screenshot, I am uploading a .mp4 (unsupported) file as an annotation file.

MP4 can be successfully uploaded to student annotation type

When a student goes to submit to an annotation assignment that uses an unsupported annotation file (in this case, .mp4), the student just sees a blank screen.

Blank annotation screen on student view

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Naomi
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Status changed to: Open for Conversation
 
Stefanie
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Status changed to: Moderating

@ericlee-  Thanks for sharing these ideas. Peer review capability was added in the May release, so no tool tip is necessary; peer review is supported. Would you edit the idea to remove the peer review section?

ericlee-
Community Member

@Stefanie Thanks, I removed the peer review section .

Stefanie
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Stefanie
Community Team
Community Team

@ericlee- Thanks!

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