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One of the new time-saving features in ICON is the SpeedGrader, which allows instructors to view and grade student assignment submissions in one place.

Use SpeedGrader to:

  • sort submissions by student,
  • hide student names for anonymous grading,
  • evaluate assignments for each student, including resubmitted assignments,
  • use rubrics to assign grades, and
  • leave feedback for your students using video, audio, and text options.

Canvas accepts many of the most common file types used in an educational setting, from Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations to PDF files. Canvas Crocodoc commenting tools include highlight, text, and drawing functions. The annotations that you leave on a submission can be downloaded by the student in an annotated PDF form when they view their assignment’s submission details.

If a submitted file cannot be rendered within the Canvas previewer, instructors can still markup and comment on the file by downloading the file and opening it in its native software.

If you add a rubric to your assignment, you can view and use the rubric to automatically add a score to a student submission from within SpeedGrader. Rubrics can be created from either the assignments or from the Outcomes space in Canvas course sites. The interactive rubric cells will automatically add the allocated points as you grade each assignment.

To learn more about SpeedGrader, attend one of the many Study Halls offered by the Center for Teaching or review the support documentation from Canvas.