Improve teacher feedback on assignments: zoom, rotate, write on image/pdf, upload file...
It would be very useful, for a teacher, to have the following features when working with assignments - in addition to the already present "feedback" option:
- zoom and rotate also images, not only .pdf;
- write or draw (make annotations) on images and .pdf files;
- upload a file (image, pdf, office doc,...) together with the feedback - for instance, I could write something in the feedback and then upload a file with the complete solution of a given excercise.
These features could save a teacher a lot of time and, at the same time, make the feedbacks much more effective for students.
Thanks for the feedback and suggestions, we are looking at ways to enable this in the future.
I really miss an "upload file"-button!!! In some math classes it is necessary to turn in a file (Nspire and pdf)), that needs to be downloaded by the teacher. But, however, as it is now, the teacher can't upload the new version of the file to the student.
It would also be very convenient with a "download all assignments at once/upload all changed assignments at once"-button.
I love that the original poster added all the links to the many times this was requested. I keep bringing it up on their different forms, Facebook groups etc and people keep suggesting use onenote. One has its own challenges. I hope this comes soon and the same is applied to Forms.
Chetna Goyal commented
It will be very useful if zoom, annotate, rotate features will be integrated. Also, the file conversion from word to pdf or image to pdf will more beneficial for corrections and feedback.
Mukta Sareen commented
It would be great to have such inbuilt features. It would make corrections and feedback simpler and convenient.
gareth young commented
These features would be excellent and it is a real gap in currently functionality, if MS want uptake within education. I couldn't believe that it wasn't possible to mark-up pdfs using a stylus...
Microsoft needs to add this annotate pdf feature into assignments. So that teachers can indicate students exact mistakes. For maths exam and assignments, teachers cannot write maths equations in feedback.
nicholas angus commented
Baffled as to why this wasn't implemented from the get go.... oh well!
Emma M commented
Essential features. Definitely needed
Geoff Olson commented
It would be extremely helpful to be able to zoom in/out and write on the images or PDFs students turn in.
It would save me from having to send all of them to notability so I can do that.
It would also make it much simpler to return my written comments to the students instead of having to export from notability to OneDrive then send the OneDrive file to them through Teams chat.
Greg White commented
Giving feedback to students is fundamental to teaching. The ability to give feedback by annotating/writing on their actual submissions is far more helpful that comments in a dialog box. Please give us the ability to annotate a PDF or image, the way we can in OneDrive or Showbie.
A Cushman commented
I teach primary students and being able to do stickers or add images would enhance this feature so much!
Jan de Boer commented
Please, even if it's just the ability to rotate an image.
Yes please! Will save so much time (and save my eyes and neck too!)
Also the ability to upload on behalf of a student, as there are some who depsite having 579 explanations still can't upload to Teams!
Rebecca Scott commented
I've just created a new post about being able to attach other files when returning an assignment to a student. Hopefully the team at Teams will get round to reviewing this.
It's so helpful to support feedback to students with recordings of verbal feedback (most of my students prefer verbal to written feedback) and other useful docs to help them re-complete and re-submit work.
Matt McGinley commented
As a Primary school teacher this would be most beneficial. A lot of the tasks we are sending in lockdown are PDFs. The children are returning a photograph of the completed page or they are writing it in their own workbooks, then submitting it via a photo. For literacy and numeracy, the ability to mark, show errors, highlight great points on a picture would be invaluable!
I also think, as teachers we should be able to delete posts on the general page- cannot understand why this feature isn’t already enabled. Very frustrating
CJ Dial commented
Being able to zoom in and out and write on the actual student work would be such an improvement. It would be like grading papers without the shuffling of papers. (No lost papers, no lugging around bags of papers, best yet - no spread of germs (COVID))
Артур Метасов commented
Found on web:
When you keep your mouse cursor click on the photo and Ctrl + scroll in/out, it will zoom in/out assignment photo(The only image will zoom in/out)
Please enable zooming in on images!! I lose so much time downloading the image files just so I can open them in a second app and zoom in to read the student's answers.
Yes, this is really very important! I really missed the feedback from teachers last term, then we came up with several options to solve this problem. We decided to arrange a real brainstorming session with the students, and we also asked assignment experts to help us by providing us with a lot of information. Thus, using this service https://assignmentbro.com/us/assignment-experts, we have compiled a list of ideas and options for their implementation. We were close to the one suggested in the post. I think I'll propose this idea to our teacher.