This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas
When grading papers, I use Speedgrader. In addition to making comments on the right side- I often make corrections and/or insert comments on the submission itself. Having done that this past weekend on a set of papers, I noticed some changes which I find to be limiting compared to the prior version.
When using the text feature, 2 things that used to work are no longer possible
Changing size of the font of the inserted text
Controlling whether the area around the text is filled or not. This becomes an issue when inserting a notation into the student’s paper; I can’t keep it from overlapping text the way I could before by eliminating the fill in the text box.
Can’t control where the strikeout is. Sometimes- it floats above the item I’m trying to delete