How can you mark up an assignment that a student submits - I mean write/add comments on the actual PDF they submitted the same way a teacher would have marked with a red pen?
I have heard that Google Docs may be a way to do it, but my rep and the guides say that google docs that are uploaded to Canvas a) convert to a Word or PDF file format and b) do not upload a copy to My Files for the uploader. We absolutely need (b) to occur so how do your schools work within Canvas and allow teachers to mark up student's submitted assignments/papers/etc.?
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When you use the Speedgrader, you can get a preview of the file in a tool called Crocodoc and put comments, highlights, whatever markings you need on the document. Here is a link to the how to https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10250-4152719763
@swinter , tross is correct in that for the next few weeks, you can use Crocodoc to annotate students' PDF assignment submissions. Hot off the presses: Canvas has unveiled its new and improved annotation feature--DocViewer--which will replace Crocodoc this month! Check out Insights: Canvas DocViewer
Thanks. I look forward to seeing how it will work. I found the Crocadoc info useful too, but couldn't find how to turn it on.
@swinter , neither Crocodoc nor DocViewer need to be turned on. The annotation tools will display automatically in SpeedGrader as long as the file submission is of a file type that is supported by the viewer. DocViewer will support the same document types as Crocodoc did, and those are .doc, .docx, .pdf, .ppt, and .pptx.
Thanks. I see the Croc tools now. We didn't see them before. The teacher who was looking for the tools couldn't find any, so we thought they had to be turned on.