It used to be that you needed to download student papers to insert comments, highlights, but no more! Now you can easily do all your student paper editing within Canvas with no downloading or uploading required.
The SpeedGrader in Canvas allows you to comment, draw, and more for each student paper right within your browser. You can easily move from one student paper to the next for each assignment and even add audio and video comments. There’s a screen capture included below of a sample paper in the SpeedGrader
The commenting feature works for .docx, .doc and PDF files, and students can download the comments and the papers as an annotated PDF by previewing the assignment.