I know I can attach files to quizzes to provide feedback. How do students access these files?
When a student accesses the quiz submission and is on the Submission Details page, on the right side of the screen where the student can add his or her own comments, the teacher comments are shown. An uploaded file and a text comment are in the same location. They stack on top of each other when multiple comments are saved for the same student's assignment.
When a file comment is saved, the student will see a link to that file and will not see the file itself. For example, if a teacher saved an image of a thumbs up for the student and the image is titled 'thumbsup.png', the student will see 'thumbsup.png' and will not actually see the image unless they click on the link and download or save the image.
To add to what Brian said, here is the Canvas guide for students that explains how they can view assignment comments (feedback), including an attached file - How do I view assignment comments from my instructor?
Thank you both. For some reason, while these instructions work great for checking feedback on the assignments, they don't ALWAYS seem to work to check feedback on the quizzes. In particular, clicking on Quizzes and then the individual quiz just takes the student to their own answers, and the submission details show only the time spent and the score on the quiz.
However, accessing the results through the "Recent Feedback" toolbar on the right of the class homepage in canvas, provides access to everything, both instructor feedback and a place to leave comments, as are available on non-quiz assignments.I have no idea why this is so, and perhaps it is not the case in all installations, but it did lead to a fair amount of panic on the part of my students when they were unable to determine why they got the grade they got.
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