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Annotations

Note: If you are evaluating from a mobile device (phone/tablet), D2L recommends the Assignment Grader application over the built-in annotation features available on the Evaluate Submission page.

As an instructor or TA you can mark up student submissions directly from the Evaluate Submission page under Assignments using the Annotations tool.

Use the icons in the document viewer toolbar to select between Pen, Note, Text, and Line. Highlighting, free hand drawing, shapes, and associated commenting.

Each tool has additional options to change color, font size, font, and many other customizable items.

Once you publish the feedback, learners can view their submission with the annotations visible, providing additional context on their instructor's notes.

File types supported by built in annotations

The following file types are supported by the Annotations tool in Assignments:

.doc docx .rtf .odt
 .ppt  .pps  .pptx  .pptx
 .ppsx  .odp  .xls  .xlsx
 .txt  .jpg  .jpeg  .png
.tif  .tiff * .gif  

* once converted to PDF, only the first frame of the .gif displays

Annotate an Assignment Submission

You can provide feedback directly in submitted assignments using annotation tools.

  1. Click Assessments then Assignments from the navbar.

  2. From the course Assignments page, tap the assignment you want to evaluate.

  3. Inside the assignment, tap a submission to open it.

  4. The banner above the submission is the annotation banner. The tools to the right are annotation tools.

  5. Click the appropriate tool icon.

  6. Select a tool and click the document in the location you would like to annotate.

If you click on the document where there is no text you will have the following options:

  • Tap Note. Enter your text. Tap Save.
  • Tap Drawing. Draw with your finger. With the drawing selected, tap Style to change the properties of the pencil.
  • Tap Eraser to erase existing annotations.

If you click on text in the document you will have the following options:

  • Tap Copy to copy the text to your clipboard.
  • Tap Highlight. With the annotated text selected, select any of the corresponding options to attach a note, change the style, copy to clipboard, change the type of annotation or delete.
  • Tap Strikeout. With the annotated text selected, select any of the corresponding options to attach a note, change the style, copy to clipboard, change the type of annotation or delete.
  • Tap Underline. With the annotated text selected, select any of the corresponding options to attach a note, change the style, copy to clipboard, change the type of annotation or delete.

In image documents, the only annotation actions available are Note, Drawing, and Eraser.

  1. To save your annotations, you MUST click Save Draft. Annotations not saved before leaving the page or reloading it will not be kept and will be deleted.
  2. When you are ready for the student to see your feedback, click Publish.