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.
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.
Essential feature for my workflow, the upload file function in particular...
Sometimes students have 3-4 pages they are turning in. Downloading each one and rotating is time-consuming and makes a lot of file clean up. Please fix!
Paul Phelps commented
1. Optimise the Teams for Mac App to work far more efficiently for MacBook users. It is overworking the CPU, with the fan on continually, and making MacBooks run very hot - this is a known issue for all MacBook users and not just me as a teacher.
2. File share file extensions other than just.ppt.
What can I say - please hurry up with this important feature! Math teacher.
Ouch, my neck hurts ... Microsoft please help!
really important !!!
Any teacher who actually uses Teams will use this function all the time. Students routinely submit work the wrong way round, despite constant reminding!
This is much needed and would encourage further use by our school and others, and a move away from Firefly.
Tina Piper commented
As a math teacher, typing into the feedback box is much more clunky and time consuming than being able to circle the part of the problem where they went wrong or showing where they lost a negative. With 190 students, I don't have time to download each student's submission, mark it up, then upload it to return. Being able to ink directly on the assignment is a must. Every quiz I give right now takes 12 hours to grade because of the inefficiency of the feedback box.
[Deleted User] commented
Yes PLEASE DO THIS
Yes absolutely needed to give proper feedback on each part rather than a consolidated feedback as the current option.
Daniel Howard commented
Might I add the ability to provide oral feedback also?
+1 for enabling drawing, especially in the built-in Word interface in Teams, so we don't have to go to the desktop app to write comments.