How do I view annotation feedback comments directly in an assignment submission as an observer?
An instructor may choose to include comments directly in an assignment submission using inline comments, or annotations. If an assignment's submission details page includes a View Feedback link, you can view these annotated comments through a preview tool called Canvas DocViewer.
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, the assignment submission file is not DocViewer compatible and does not include any annotated comments.
In Course Navigation, click the Grades link.
Open Assignment Submission Details
Locate the assignment and click the assignment name.
Click the View Feedback button.
Note: If the assignment attachment displays a Preview button, the file is not DocViewer compatible.
View Annotated Comments
View the instructor's annotated comments . When an annotated comment includes multiple content lines, the content box displays an ellipses link. To expand a comment, click the Ellipses link .
To download a PDF of the submission and annotations, click the Download icon.