On September 28, 2016, Instructure released the Student Annotations feature of the Canvas Mobile App for iOS and Android. This 6-minute video demonstrates how students annotate and submit a PDF (portable document format) file attached to an assignment in Canvas.

Using the Canvas Mobile App, students can open a PDF either from a link in Assignment details or within Course Files.Available annotations include highlight, underline, strikeout, squiggly, drawing, free text, and image. Students can leave annotations and submit the annotated file.

If you’d like to learn more, register for Webinar: Canvas Mobile Annotations Quick Demo on Thursday, October 6 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the CTLE. We will view a CanvasLIVE Quick Demo which covers:

  • how you can create worksheets for your students, and
  • how your students complete the annotated assignment in 3 simple steps.

After the webinar ends, you can try submitting an annotated assignment yourself, using the Canvas Mobile App on your own device.

If you just want to try annotating and submitting a PDF from the Canvas Mobile App on your own, you can self-enroll in GC Canvas Mobile Annotations (Canvas course). Then use your Canvas Mobile App to submit the lone assignment in the course.

Let us know if you think you’ll try this with your students!

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