View, comment and grade submitted assignments without having to download - using SpeedGrader

Access SpeedGrader from:

  • Open Assignment/Quiz: SpeedGrader from the sidebar
    Assignment
    Quizzes
  • Graded Discussions: Select 3 dots to the right of Edit
    Speed Grader Discussions
  • GradeBook:
Go to Grades
Select appropriate assignment column
Locate desired student
Click Grade Detail Tray icon [newGradebookTrayIcon]
On the pop out menu click Speedgrader
Speedgrader
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Canvas DocViewer is a tool that allows annotations on online assignment submissions in Canvas. You can use DocViewer to view files and assignments in SpeedGrader. You can view when students view annotated feedback in the assignment details section of the sidebar.

DocViewer has a 10-hour session limit that begins when you open a submission. If you start to make an annotation but do not submit it before the session expires, the annotation will not be saved. Submitted annotations are saved and are not affected by the session limit. Canvas will display a session expiration warning at 9 hours 50 minutes, followed by a 5-minute and 1-minute warning until the 10-hour limit has been reached. You can restart a DocViewer session at any time by refreshing the submission page.

A student can view your DocViewer comments from the assignment Submissions Details page.

DocViewer Toolbar

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The DocViewer Toolbar helps you manage the assignment submission.

  1. Download a PDF of the annotated submission
  2. If there are multiple pages, the Page number field will let you advance through the submission to find the page you want to annotate. To go to another page, enter the page number in the Page field.
  3. You can also use the arrow icons to advance through the submission.
  4. Rotate the current page 90 degrees clockwise, click the Rotate button. Pages with annotations cannot be rotated.
  5. Zoom in and out on the submission, use the Zoom buttons.
  6. View the submission in full screen, click the Full Screen button.
  7. Annotate the submission, use the annotation tools.

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  1. Select the Point annotation type to leave a point annotation.
  2. Select the color for the point annotation in the color panel.
  3. Click the desired area of the submission. The point annotation icon will appear indicating the location of the annotation. Move the annotation, hover over the point annotation icon in the document. Click and drag the annotation to the new area.
  4. Add a comment to the point annotation, type the comment in the Comment field. To start a new line in your comment, click the Shift+Enter/Return key. To submit your comment, click the Enter/Return key.
  5. You can reply to student DocViewer comments by clicking the Reply button.
  6. Delete a point annotation, click the annotation and then click the Delete icon. DocViewer will confirm you want to delete the annotation. Deleting an annotation will also delete any associated comments.

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  1. Select the Highlight annotation type to highlight text within the document.
  2. Select the color for the highlight annotation in the color panel.
  3. Click and drag to highlight text within the submission.
  4. Add a comment to the highlight annotation, click the Comment button. To start a new line in your comment, click the Shift+Enter/Return key. To submit your comment, click the Enter/Return key.
  5. Delete a highlight annotation, click the highlighted area and then click the Delete icon. DocViewer will confirm you want to delete the highlight. Deleting an annotation will also delete any associated comments.

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  1. Select the Free text annotation type to add text directly in the submission.
  2. Select the color for the text annotation in the color panel.
  3. Select a white or transparent background for the text annotation.
  4. Select the font size for the annotation.
  5. Click in the desired area of the submission, then type your entry. To start a new line in your comment, click the Shift+Enter key. To move the annotation, hover over the text box in the document. Click and drag the annotation to the new area.
  6. To delete the text annotation, click the text box and then click the Delete icon. DocViewer will confirm you want to delete the text box.

speedgraderDocViewerAddStrikeoutText

  1. Select the Strikeout annotation type to indicate that text should be deleted.
  2. Select the color for the strikeout line in the color panel.
  3. Click and drag to strike out within the submission. A line will appear indicating the text has been struck out.
  4. To add a comment to the strikeout annotation, click the Comment button. To start a new line in your comment, click the Shift+Enter/Return key. To submit your comment, click the Enter/Return key.
  5. To delete a strikeout annotation, click the strikeout area and then click the Delete icon. DocViewer will confirm you want to delete the strikeout line. Deleting an annotation will also delete any associated comments.

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  1. Select the Free Draw annotation type to make freehand drawings and annotations.
  2. Select the color for the drawn annotation in the color panel.
  3. Select your annotation line width from the line width panel.
  4. Click and drag to start a drawing. Free-form lines will appear indicating the drawing area. You can add multiple strokes to a drawn annotation. To move a drawing, hover over the outline of the drawing, then drag and drop the drawing to the new area of the document.
  5. Add a comment to your drawn annotation, click the Comment button. To start a new line in your comment, click the Shift+Enter/Return key. To submit your comment, click the Enter/Return key.
  6. Accept the drawn annotation, click the Check icon.
  7. Delete a drawing at any time, click the drawing and then click the Delete icon. DocViewer will confirm you want to delete the drawing. Deleting an annotation will also delete any associated comments.

Note: Draw annotations can only have one line width per annotation. Individual annotations must be saved before creating a new line with a different width.

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  1. To leave an area annotation, select the Area annotation type.
  2. Select the color for the area annotation in the color panel.
  3. Click and drag the rectangle around an area of the submission. A box will appear indicating the area for the annotation. To move the annotation, hover over the border. Click and drag the annotation to the new area of the document.
  4. Add a comment to the area annotation, type the comment in the Comment field. To start a new line in your comment, click the Shift+Enter/Return key. To submit your comment, click the Enter/Return key.
  5. You can reply to student DocViewer comments by clicking the Reply button.
  6. Delete an area annotation, click the annotation and then click the Delete icon. DocViewer will confirm you want to delete the comment. Deleting an annotation will also delete any associated comments.

Grading

In SpeedGrader, you can enter grades for student submissions. Grades are automatically displayed in the Gradebook.

Open SpeedGrader from any assignment, graded discussion, or quiz.

Use the student list to locate a student submission.

Scores are entered according to the assignment's Display Grade setting. Scores can be entered as one of five options: points, complete/incomplete, letter grade, percentage, and GPA.
Enter the number of points in the grade field.

If a rubric is attached to the assignment, see Rubric for grading or assessment.

Feedback

You can leave feedback for your students using text, an attached file, video, or audio.

Assignment comments also display as a new thread in Conversations (Inbox).

Open SpeedGrader from any assignment, graded discussion, or quiz.

Use the student list to locate a student submission.

In the Assignment Comments section, you can post comments to the student. Any comments that have been made by the student also appear in this section.

Comments on group submissions that are not graded individually are sent to the whole group.

Individually graded group assignments include commenting options. To send your comment to one student in a group, select Send comment to this student only. To send your comment to the whole group, select Send comment to the whole group.

To add a comment to the assignment, enter text in the Add a Comment field. To expand the size of the comment field, click and drag the corner of the text box.

To attach a file to the comment, click the Attach icon.

To record a video or audio comment, click the Media icon.


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