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Recent Updates

  • In SpeedGrader, you can enter grades for student submissions. Grades are automatically displayed in the Gradebook.

    Note: When using differentiated assignments, the assignment only displays students in the student list who are part of the assignment or section.

  • You can choose to grade manually graded quiz questions for all students at the same time. Manually graded questions include essay and file upload questions.

    Notes:

    • Grading one question at a time is only available for quizzes.
    • Quizzes that pull questions from a question bank will shuffle the order of questions for each student. Question order for each submission may vary within SpeedGrader.
  • Fudge points allow you to manually add or remove points from a student's overall quiz score. This feature is only available in SpeedGrader.

    Note: If you want to adjust points for a specific question within the quiz, you may want to use the quiz regrade feature.

  • Crocodoc is a tool that allows annotations on online assignment submissions in Canvas. If Crocodoc has been enabled for your institution, you can use Crocodoc for assignments and in SpeedGrader. You can view when students view annotated feedback in the assignment details section of the sidebar.

    When you open a submission, Crocodoc will automatically save any annotations made to the submission file for one hour. You can restart a Crocodoc session at any time by refreshing the submission page. To help you avoid losing work, Canvas will generate a session expiration warning after 50 minutes.

    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.

    Compatible Crocodoc Files

    If a submission includes a file that can be rendered in Crocodoc, but the submission preview is not complete, Canvas will generate a message stating the document is still processing. If a file is submitted that is not compatible with Crocodoc, the Canvas document previewer will still display the file, but Crocodoc markup and commenting will not be available.

    Canvas currently supports .doc/.docx, .ppt/.pptx, and .pdf Crocodoc file formats.

    Notes:

    • Crocodoc is not available in the Canvas beta environment, so Crocodoc documents will never be rendered.
    • Files over 100 MB and password-protected files will not be converted by Crocodoc.
    • SpeedGrader may take up to ten minutes after an assignment is submitted to display a document that supports Crocodoc.
    • Crocodoc annotations can be viewed in the Canvas by Instructure app.
    • Crocodoc annotations cannot be viewed by screen readers; for users with accessibility concerns, please leave feedback in the assignment's comments sidebar.
    • Crocodoc has limitations when used in Firefox. To avoid losing any annotations, click the screen before navigating to another student, or choose another browser.
  • If you use the Google Chrome web browser to access Canvas, you can use Chrome's speech recognition feature to leave text comments on student assignments in the SpeedGrader. Chrome's speech recognition feature turns your spoken comments into text comments.

    Chrome speech recognition will default to the preferred language set in your Chrome settings. To change your setting to a different language, view your language settings in Chrome.