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Canvas@Illinois , Assignment - Student Annotation

The page covers the Student Annotation tool in Canvas which enables students to annotate a provided document and submit the annotation for review, feedback, and grading.

Enable Student to Use Annotation Tools

When enabled, students can use the same annotation tools available to instructors in the Speed Grader to annotate a file provided by the instructor. Please note that this activity presents an accessibility challenge for some students and you should have an accommodation plan in place before adding this to your course.

To enable this feature create a new assignment and scroll down to Submission Type. Select Online.

screenshot of location of online submission selection

Once Online has been selected, more options will appear. Select Student Annotation and choose the file you want the students to annotate. You may choose from course or personal files hosted on Canvas or a file from your computer. Scroll down and save.

screenshot of location of student annotation option

When the student clicks on the assignment link, they will be brought to a page that displays the file provided by their instructor and will have a variety of annotation tools available to them. Note: When Enhanced Assignment is enabled, the student can easily preview this file. However, when it is not enabled, the student cannot see the file prior to clicking "Start Assignment".

screenshot of student markup interface

Once the student has submitted their work, the student can view their completed submission. 

screenshot of document annotated by student in the grading interface

The instructor can view, grade, and comment as normal in the Speed Grader.

screen shot of annotated file in the Speed Grader



KeywordsCanvas, assignments, annotation, editing   Doc ID127305
OwnerCanvas C.GroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2023-04-17 10:35 CSTUpdated2023-08-16 10:10 CST
SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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