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.
Assignment comments also display as a new thread in Conversations.
If your students submitted a writing assignment and you want to leave comments in the document, learn how to use Canvas DocViewer in SpeedGrader. A student can view your DocViewer comments from the assignment Submission Details page.
- If you enter an assignment score, the score will automatically submit to the Gradebook when navigating to a new submission in SpeedGrader. However, assignment comments must be submitted manually before they can be viewed by students.
- To ensure that students can’t access assignment grades and comments until you are finished grading, consider muting the assignment.
Open SpeedGrader from any assignment, graded discussion, or quiz.
Open Student Submission
Use the student list to locate a student submission.
In the Assignment Comments section, you can post comments to the student. Any comments that have been made by the student also appear in this section.
View Group Assignment Comments
Comments on group submissions that are not graded individually are sent to the whole group .
Individually graded group assignments include commenting options. To send your comment to one student in a group, select Send comment to this student only . To send your comment to the whole group, select Send comment to the whole group .
Add Text Comment
To add a comment to the assignment, enter text in the Add a Comment field . To expand the size of the comment field, click and drag the corner of the text box .
Add File Comment
To attach a file to the comment, click the Attach icon.
Add Media Comment
To record a video or audio comment, click the Media icon.
Use Chrome Speech Recognition
If you are using Chrome, you can use the speech recognition tool to leave comments.
Click the Submit button.
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  or delete  the draft comment. Comments cannot be viewed by students until they are submitted.
Comments will be organized chronologically with the older comments appearing near the top  and the newer comments appearing at the bottom .
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.