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Inline Grading for Assignments

Last Modified
13:45, 29 May 2013

If you do not see this feature, your school has not made it available.

Original Launch Date: March 13, 2013

Requirements: Service Pack 10 and later

About Inline Grading for Assignments

When an Instructor views a document submitted through an Assignment, that document is converted to a format that is viewable inside the web browser. Supported document types that can be converted are Word (DOC, DOCX), PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX), Excel (XLS, XLSX), and PDF (PDF). The converted document is displayed in a viewer on the Grade Assignment page. Formatting and embedded images of the original document are preserved in the conversion. 

  • The viewer has a toolbar with with following features:

    • Zoom In and Out. This feature is also available to students when they view their submission.

    • Comment - Shows a menu of all annotation tools.

    • Download - Downloads a copy of the document. If annotations have been made, there is an option to download the copy in the orginal format or in a PDF version that includes the annotations. This feature is also available to students when they view their submission.

    • Page Forward and Back buttons. This feature is also available to students when they view their submission.

    • Show all annotations button

  • The viewer is supported on current versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. No plug-in or other application is necessary.

  • If the student has uploaded a file that isn't in a format supported by the inline viewer, then instead of seeing the viewer, the Instructor is prompted to download the file in question. 

  • The inline viewer is powered by a third-party, cloud-based technology called Crocodoc. To learn more about Crocodoc, see Important Notes.

To learn more about how to grade inline, see Inline Grading for Assignments.

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