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How do I use the Comment Library in SpeedGrader?

How do I use the Comment Library in SpeedGrader?

The Comment Library allows instructors to save and reuse commonly used text feedback in SpeedGrader. As an instructor, you can add new comments and delete existing comments in the Comment Library. Comments you have added to the Comment Library are accessible from each course in which you are enrolled as an instructor.

Notes:

  • The Comment Library functionality is not supported in the assignment submission details page.
  • If you enter an assignment score, the score will automatically submit to the Gradebook when navigating to a new submission in SpeedGrader. However, assignment comments must be submitted manually before they can be viewed by students.
  • To ensure that students can't access submitted assignment grades and comments until you are finished grading, select a manual posting policy for the assignment.

Open Student Submission

Open Student Submission

Use the student list to locate a student submission.

Open Comment Library

Open Comment Library

To open the Comment Library, click the Comment Library icon.

Note: If the assignment is supported by Assignment Enhancements, the Assignment Comments section may display as Comments for this Attempt.

Add Comment to Library

Add Comment to Library

To add a new comment to the Comment Library, type your comment in the Add comment to library field [1]. Then click the Add to Library button [2].

Edit Comment in Library

Edit Comment in Library

To edit an existing comment from the Comment Library, click the comment's Edit icon [1]. Make changes using the comment field [2] and click the Save button [3] to save your changes.

Delete Comment from Library

Delete Comment from Library

To delete an existing comment from the Comment Library, click the comment's Delete icon.

Manage Comment Suggestion Setting

Manage Comment Suggestion Setting

To enable or disable suggestions from appearing when typing in the SpeedGrader comments field, use the Show suggestions when typing toggle.

Note: Suggestions appear when the first three characters typed in the SpeedGrader comment field match the first three characters of a comment in the Comment Library.

Add Comment from Comment Library

Add Comment from Comment LIbrary

To add an existing comment to the student's submission in SpeedGrader, click the applicable comment.

Add Comment from SpeedGrader

Add Comment from SpeedGrader

If you have enabled comment suggestions, comment suggestions display when at least the first three characters of a comment in the Comment Library are typed in the Assignment Comments field in SpeedGrader [1].

To insert a suggested comment into the Assignment Comments field, click the suggested comment [2].

Submit Comment

Submit Comment

To submit the comment, click the Submit button.

View Draft Comment

View Draft Comment

If you navigate away from the SpeedGrader page or view another student submission before submitting your comment, Canvas will notify you that your comment has been saved as a draft. You can return to the submission at any time and submit [1] or delete [2] the draft comment. Comments cannot be viewed by students until they are submitted.







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