Draft:Annotation with D2L Binder
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Annotating a document
D2L Assignment Grader contains a set of annotation tools that allow the instructor to add personalized markings directly to the student's work and return the work with the markings to the student as part of the assessment process.
The following images show the annotation wheel and some sample annotations:
The annotation wheel (shown on the left) can be dragging from the right edge of Grader and returned after the tool selection is made. There are five tools available in the wheel. Starting at the top and moving counterclockwise:
- The Comment tool creates a Post-It style note on the submission. The professor can type general comments directly into the comment box. (It should be noted that there are also comment boxes available within the Highlighter and Marker tools that associate the comments directly to the specific annotations.) The image on the right shows a comment at the top center.
- The Highlighter allows the professor to add highlights to passages in the submission. Colors can be selected for the highlights and highlight-specific comment boxes can be added through the tool option panel at the top right corner of the app. There is a sample highlight in the first line of the first full paragraph of the second column at right. Simply activate the tool and drag a finger across the the text to highlight.
- The Marker tool looks like a finger drawing a line and allows the professor to add custom markup to the document similar to the large arrow at the top right of the document. These hand-drawn markups can also take the form of text if the professor desires. Colors can be selected for the annotations and annotation-specific comment boxes can be added through the tool option panel at the top right corner of the app.
- The Underline and Strikethrough tools do just as you would expect. They underline and strike through text, respectively. Simply activate the tool and drag a finger across the the text to annotate.
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