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Rich Text Editor in Speedgrader Comments

Rich Text Editor in Speedgrader Comments

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 Add the Rich Text Editor to the Comments section of Speedgrader.

 

"I want to recommend books, etc., or to properly format foreign words, and so on, and want to set the example, of course, of doing so properly.  Thank you"

 

"Instructors have told me they'd like formatting (bold, italic, colors) in the comment boxes in order to emphasize a statement without typing all caps (which seems like they're yelling at the students)."

 

"As an instructor in a virtual classroom I need to be able to make my communication with students richer to better get my points across.  Add rich text capabilities and allow me to make the Comment boxes larger while you are at it."

 

 

Transferred from the old Community

Originally Posted By: Joshua Shannon
Special thanks for contributions by: Teri Portman, Albert Turner

53 Comments
Surveyor

This feature is long overdue for being present in Canvas feedback. For those that know how to build web applications, allowing a rich content editor control in a text entry interface is really simple. 

It is simply impossible to show students things like APA references in the proper format without using workarounds like screenshots or document attachments. 

Canvas, please catch up to the other LMS vendors and make this feature live. 

Surveyor

Yes we need a RTE in SpeedGrader.

Even though you appear to have an impressive voting system that I used to join with, I am afraid to say that some of the important requirements don't seem to implemented.

Surveyor

The lack of a RTE in speedgrader is really disappointing. I work with five high enrollment online courses that focus on student wellness. We value creating providing courses that meet WCAG 2.2 standards. In addition, a large part of our assignment feedback is sharing wellness-related resources, which include many urls. Not being able to include hyperlinked urls not only is problematic from an accessibility standpoint, it decreases the likelihood that students will quickly access much needed resources that address suggested wellness needs.

With the roll out of the RTE in many other features in Canvas, this seems like a major oversight.