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How do I view assignment feedback comments from my instructor using Canvas DocViewer annotations?

On the assignment submission details page, some of your graded assignments may appear as file upload attachments that include a View Feedback button. Instead of leaving comments directly on the assignment, your instructor may choose to include comments directly in the assignment using annotations, or inline comments. These comments are made using Canvas DocViewer, which you can also use to reply to any comments or make your own annotations.

Some browsers may not initially render comments correctly when viewing feedback. If your browser includes a built-in PDF viewer, select the option to view the PDF in the system viewer. You can also download PDF files with comments to view on your computer. The settings required to view or print the annotations in the PDF vary based on the software installed on your computer.

Note: If the assignment attachment displays a Preview button instead of the View Feedback button, your file is not DocViewer compatible and will not include any annotated comments.

Open Grades

Open Grades

In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.

View Assignment Details

View Assignment Details

Click the title of an assignment.

View Feedback

View Feedback

Click the View Feedback button.

Note: If the assignment attachment displays a Preview button, your file is not DocViewer compatible.

View Annotated Comments

View Annotated Comments

View the annotated comments from your instructor [1]. To reply to a comment, hover over the comment and click the Reply button [2]. You can also use DocViewer to make your own annotations on your assignment.

Download File

Download File

To download a PDF of the submission and annotations, click the Download icon.