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Canvas Faculty Quickstart Guide

Assignment Annotator

If the student has uploaded a PDF, docx or odt file, or if you set 'Comment inline' for an online text submission, then their submission will be displayed on the grading screen, allowing you to annotate it, using a variety of tools, stamps (if uploaded by the admin) and comments which may be saved to a comments bank. When the annotations are complete, clicking to save the changes will result in it being displayed to the student as part of their feedback.  The following guides will explain Assignment Annotator further:

Assignments Overview


See the Canvas Guides on Assignments for additional information. 

Peer Review

Using peer review assignments- Enables students to provide feedback on another student's assignment submission. Peer reviews are a tool that allows communication between students and can help students master the concepts of a course and learn from each other. 

Creating a peer review assignment- You can require students to complete a peer review of another student's work. You can manually assign peer reviews or choose to have Canvas automatically assign peer reviews for you. You can also choose to allow students to see other students' names in peer reviews or make them anonymous.