One of the great things about Canvas is that faculty can comment directly on assignment submissions. Anything you can do with a red pen, you can do in Canvas. However, one thing we are finding, is that it’s not necessarily intuitive for students to find these mark-ups.
Here’s how they find them, AND where the confusion may lie.
1.From on the Dashboard, they can see on the “To-Do” bar anything that has been recently graded/commented on from any course they have.
3. From here, they can see their score, general feedback you have provided (not on the paper), and a turnitin report if you chose to allow them to view it. To view comments that were made directly on the paper, they would simply choose “View Feedback.”
For example, if, which is most likely, a student goes to access the assignment via the course and the “Assignments” link.
They are taken to the “Assignment Submission” page. This page indicated the assignment details (points, due dates…etc,), allows them to turn the assignment in, and gives them the score/general feedback (if provided).
HOWEVER, if they want to get the comments made on the paper, they need to select “Submission Details.” This is no necessarily intuitive for students if they do not already know to go there. Once they choose “Submission Details,” they are taken the screen from step 2 above.