How do I leave feedback comments for student submissions in SpeedGrader?

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

Open SpeedGrader

Open SpeedGrader

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

Add Text Comment

Add Text Comment

To add a comment to the assignment, enter text in the Add a Comment field [1]. To expand the size of the comment field, click and drag the corner of the text box [2].

Add File or Media Comment

Add File or Media Comment

To attach a file to the comment, click the Paperclip icon [1]. To record a video or audio comment, click the Media icon [2].

Submit Comment

Submit Comment

Click the Submit button.

View Draft Comment

View Draft Comment

If you navigate away from the SpeedGrader page or view another student submission before submitting your comment, Canvas will notify you that your comment has been saved as a draft. You can return to the submission at any time and submit [1] or delete [2] the draft comment. Comments cannot be viewed by students until they are submitted.

View Comment

View Comment

Comments will be organized chronologically with the older comments appearing near the top [1] and the newer comments appearing at the bottom [2].

Note: Depending on the size of your browser window, comments within the SpeedGrader Discussion box may appear to be limited. You can use the scrollbar within the Discussion box to view additional or longer comments.

If your students submitted a writing assignment and you want to leave comments in the document, learn how to use Crocodoc in SpeedGrader.