How do you do a word count on a document submitted from a student on Canvas? It was very easy to do on Google Docs, but I can't figure it out on Canvas.
Pam, the best I can think of is to either open the document in Word or Google Doc’s and get the word count from there. There is a feature idea for this that’s on product radar and you might want to vote and add your feedback on why this feature would be helpful to have - Word count for Speedgrader (DocViewer) grading
Hope this helps!
Pam, I'm going to add one other potentially useful idea. If you are wanting word counts on Discussion posts, click the Edit button next to a student post to see a word count below the Rich Content Editor. After seeing the number click Cancel so that no edits actually take place.
I had the same question (how can I get a word count in speed grader) and just upvoted it.
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I would agree with Kona Jones that probably the easiest way to determine a word count of a student submission is to download the Word document, and then open it up in Microsoft Word. The word count in Microsoft Word can be found at the bottom left side of the screen.
true but when I have 60 short papers to grade, and I want to use speed grader, since it is, well, speedy, but the assignment has a minimum word count, this gets very tedious.
I have 150 students. Not an easy thing to do
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Richard Gardner and Pam Smiley...
I can see where having a large number of students may present a problem opening that many downloaded documents. I would highly suggest that you consider voting for the Feature Idea that Kona referenced in her reply above. Also, as she has mentioned, add your feedback so that Instructure knows why this would be important to you. They do read our comments here in the Community.
would love to see a word count feature added - certainly would make it more speedy!
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