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Giving learners an editable feedback document -- workarounds?

Question asked by Patrick Kelly-Goss on Nov 11, 2019
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Teachers at my institution often request the ability to give learners a marked document with suggested amendments, which they could then edit and resubmit. (This was possible on previous platforms.)


Unfortunately, while both Canvas Speedgrader and Turnitin have good marking features, both only allow learners to access the marking in the form of a static .pdf document. While I understand why many instructors might require this, it's not meeting our needs.


Does anyone know of a workaround? The best we've managed is downloading all of the original submissions, copying them to OneDrive, marking them in Word, and sharing each submission back to each learner individually. This is of course a bit of a hassle, and is unfortunately causing many teachers to just bypass Canvas entirely. It would be great if anyone knew of any external tools or any other workarounds that might allow teachers to leave comments on work and return a student-editable document containing those comments while still using Canvas.