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.
Yes! This is infuriating for teachers.
Teams either needs to give a 'rotate' button or at the very least Teams needs to respect the 'rotation' flag included in EXIF data.
Include capability to rotate and zoom images in Microsoft Teams Assignment submissions.
This is currently only possible if you download the image.
Hans S commented
I agree! My current work-around of accessing the submitted files directory in the Teams sharepoint site is a bit clunky :) It would be a much more streamlined experience for students and teachers if one could:
> markup a pdf or image assignment submission using a stylus or apple pencil directly in Teams
> upload additional feedback sheets such as annotated criterion sheets or rubrics
> provide feedback to students as an audio recording
At minimum the ability to rotate a photo would be extremely helpful. I have many students who use a phone to take a picture of their work and upload the image to the Teams assignment. They say when they submit it on their teams phone app, the photo is right side up, but when I open it on my end to grade, it is turned 90 degrees. I can download each image and rotate it, but that ends up taking way longer.
Students sometimes complete their assignments by writing them by hand. They then upload the photographs of their work. I would like the option to rotate the photographs so they are readable in Microsoft Teams as they often appear the wrong way around.
Sherri Hughes commented
Agree, I'm truing to mark pictures of their science work but if I need to enlarge it to see better, I have to save their picture to my computer and open it up in another viewer. And the worst is when I can see the picture but it is sideways so I have to download it anyhow in order to read it properly. This has taken so much extra time that I am considering not using Teams anymore.
I agree. I think integrating the software from MS Office Lens, either on the student's part or the teacher's, would be very helpful. As an English teacher I frequently request HW done in handwriting, but then have to download multiple pictures to rotate and zoom in on them.
As a visual Arts teacher one arrow is very helpful. I usually also do description of where the student needs to consider going back in and make an adjustment, so that is important too, but would love to have the functions we have in one note for marking.
Judi Gardnner commented
As a visual Arts teacher one arrow is much more clear than a lengthy description of where the student needs to consider going back in and make an adjustment.
Alison Wylie commented
Add more functionality please. Especially marking assignments
Agree - I would like to be able to annotate an assignment directly in Teams (it's possible if the assignment is a word doc, but it would be good to be able to do it on PDFs as well)
Also I need to be able to upload files when I write feedbacks (marking key if I'm not using the rubrics, which sometimes I can't, or answer sheet etc.)
Katie Brekke commented
This would be very useful! Especially for the assignments
Alicia Brandt commented
Mario Škrljac commented
Usefull stuff. When we use Teams for education for example. My students send me pictures whit their homework. Now i have to download them and then upload them in diferent roatations. The problem is when they use post a picture right away and they dont edit it beforehand. Would be extra usefull if we could rotate pictures in wiew mode. Thanks.