Instructors can view student-submitted files “inline,” meaning in the web browser, without requiring any plug-ins, applets, or client-side applications. Additionally, annotations tools areavailable as part of the inline viewer, enabling Instructors to provide feedback – comments, highlights, and even drawing/annotation – directly on the inline view of the document.
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.
To learn more about the updated features, see Grading Assignments.