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I have lost so many grade comments and page edits because unexpected keystrokes or button options have taken me off of my page without saving.  Is there any way to set up a prompt to save unfinished work so I don't have to keep reconstructing lost material?

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Hi susanthomas@byui.edu - The annotations that are done in DocViewer within SpeedGrader should, generally, be saved automatically while being done, though there are a few exceptions noted here: How do I add annotated comments in student submissions using DocViewer in SpeedGrader?  Comments in the Assignment Comments area (lower right) in SpeedGrader should also be saved.  In fact, those comments.  In fact, it's noted in this online lesson that:

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.

Unfortunately, none of the above applies to (as you indicated) pages or pretty much anywhere there is the rich content editor in Canvas.  I would encourage you vote up this Feature Idea: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/1300-auto-save-in-rich-content-editor as well as this one: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/2169-warn-before-leaving-unsaved-item 

I hope this helps a bit, Susan, even if it doesn't solve the immediate issue. In the meantime, I recommend to many of my own faculty to save things in a Word document first and then copy/paste.  I did the same thing myself when starting to write longer comments to my own students.

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Hi susanthomas@byui.edu - The annotations that are done in DocViewer within SpeedGrader should, generally, be saved automatically while being done, though there are a few exceptions noted here: How do I add annotated comments in student submissions using DocViewer in SpeedGrader?  Comments in the Assignment Comments area (lower right) in SpeedGrader should also be saved.  In fact, those comments.  In fact, it's noted in this online lesson that:

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.

Unfortunately, none of the above applies to (as you indicated) pages or pretty much anywhere there is the rich content editor in Canvas.  I would encourage you vote up this Feature Idea: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/1300-auto-save-in-rich-content-editor as well as this one: https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/2169-warn-before-leaving-unsaved-item 

I hope this helps a bit, Susan, even if it doesn't solve the immediate issue. In the meantime, I recommend to many of my own faculty to save things in a Word document first and then copy/paste.  I did the same thing myself when starting to write longer comments to my own students.

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Thanks, Ken.  I voted!

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