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SpeedGrader Update

The SpeedGrader in Canvas has been updated as of June 19. The document viewer and annotation tools in Canvas SpeedGrader have a changed appearance and some changed functionality. Here are the main things you need to know:

What’s New

  • Cleaner, modern interface
  • More color options for comments
  • The ability to comment on any annotation

Important Differences

  • Currently, annotated documents cannot be downloaded (this functionality should be coming soon).
  • Comments can only be deleted by the comment creator.
  • To delete highlight, free text, strikeout, free draw, and area annotations, you must:
    1. Select the annotation you wish to delete.
    2. Press the “Backspace” key on your keyboard.
    3. Click the “OK” button on the confirmation pop-up window that will appear near the top of the screen.

For additional information about these updates, review the Canvas DocViewer release notes.