You can use Bb Annotate for inline grading of assignments. Bb Annotate offers a more robust feature set to provide customizable feedback to students. Features include a sidebar summary view, freehand drawing tools, various color selections, and much more.
Bb Annotate grading workflow
Office Suite Macros, such as Visual Basic, aren’t supported.
Annotation sessions expire after one hour. You’ll receive a warning message before your session expires. Your completed annotations, feedback, and files are saved on the page. When you return, you can resume working.
Animated gifs display only the first frame in the pdf viewer for annotation purposes. Download the submission to view the animated gif.
Original formatting and embedded images are preserved. If a student submitted an unsupported file, you’re prompted to download it. Assignment submissions created through the editor aren’t compatible with inline grading.
A. Sidebar: View Thumbnail, Outline, or Annotation views of the submission.
B. Pages: Use the arrows to jump to different pages in the submission.
C. Pan: Move the submission on the page.
D. Zoom and Fit: Zoom in and out of the submission or adjust the view to fit the page, fit the width, or select the best fit.
E. Annotation tools: Select each tool to view the tool properties.
F. Comment: Provide feedback in comments. Your comments appear in a panel next to the submission.
Students can access the annotated files but won’t be able to add annotations in their submissions.
G. Print or Download: Print or download the submission with the annotations.
A known issue with some browsers’ built-in PDF viewer may not display all your annotations. Please view annotated PDFs in a native PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat.
H. Search: Search the submission for specific text.
Highlighter: Select specific portions of the submission to highlight. As you highlight text on the submission, an additional menu opens. You can highlight, strikethrough, underline, squiggle, or comment on the highlighted section.
The following video provides a demonstration of Bb Annotate.