Graeme Baker

Color-coded Annotations

Discussion created by Graeme Baker on May 2, 2018
Latest reply on May 2, 2018 by Eric Werth

I love the variety of available annotation types in Canvas SpeedGrader: Point, Freetext, Area and a few more.


Color-coded annotations give me a quick visual of how balanced my feedback is for praise and constructive criticism.


My color-code system is simple: green for praise, amber for constructive criticism, and red for plagiarism related


I aim for a balance of amber and green annotations, which is often a great visual reminder for me to add more praise.


Let me know if you have come up with an effective system for balancing your feedback for students. Post below!