How do I create a Student Annotation assignment?
Canvas allows instructors to post a document annotation assignment requiring students to annotate a particular document. The student annotation tools consists of:
Point annotation (any color)
Highlight annotation (any color)
Text annotation (any color, background or font size)
Strikethrough annotation (any color)
Free Draw annotation (any color or line thickness)
Area Select annotation (any color)
These are the same annotation tools instructors have available to them in the SpeedGrader.
The document to be annotated can be of any of the following file types:
.jpg .jpeg .png
Note1: Students can only annotate the document. They cannot edit the document. Students cannot delete text, insert images or links, edit PowerPoint slides, or edit Excel data.
Note2: Student annotation assignments are not available to Group Assignments but they can be peer reviewed.
If your Files tool is not hidden from students, you may want to set the files "publish" setting to "Only Available to students with a link".
This way, students will only be able to access the file via the assignment.
Go to Assignments
Click Add (+) Assignment
Enter an assignment Name, Directions, Point Value, Assignment Group and Display Grade Type
Under Submission Type, select "Student Annotations"
Click Course Files
This displays all the folders and files in your Files tool