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Posted by on Feb 3, 2018 in Annotate PRO - General Questions, FAQ: Annotate for Google Chrome

Annotate PRO Toolbars

Annotate PRO offers optional toolbars that make it even easier to create fantastic feedback in Google Docs, Canvas SpeedGrader, Microsoft Teams, Brightspace, Schoology, Blackboard and other EDU solutions.

All you need to do is add a new comment as you always would, search or click a blue Favorite button, and AP will both insert your selected text. You can then easily personalize your feedback for the specific student.

You can also use AP to add text to messages, discussion posts – almost anywhere you can type.

The animation below shows Google Docs, but the same basic process happens in almost any web app. See below for a complete list. AP’s “Toolbar Everywhere” feature, available for licensed users, means you can always pop open AP!

Remember, you can always use ALT-A to pop open AP’s main window and drop straight into search. Toolbars are great for bigger screens or for new users who want to learn content by Library, Group and Sub-Group using AP’s Comment preview feature.

In the AP Google Chrome Extension you can turn these toolbars off plus choose whether to display on the right, the top, or both top and right. To adjust your Toolbar position, and also how Search and Comment Histories are presented, click the green A in your browser toolbar, then the gear icon, then Settings

Here’s a list of the solutions that support AP’s toolbars (note that paid users can turn on “Toolbar Everywhere” to show the toolbars on every webpage):

Platform

Right Toolbar

Top Toolbar

Both Toolbars

Blackboard LMS

Y

Y

Y

Brightspace/D2L

Y

N

Right Only

Canvas LMS

Y

Y

Y

Google Docs

Y

Y

Y

Google Slides

Y

N

Right Only

Google Sheets

Y

N

Right Only

Google Classroom

Y

Y

Y

Microsoft Teams (web)

Y

N

Right Only

Microsoft Word (app)

Y

NA

NA

Microsoft Word (web)

Y

Y

Y

Schoology LMS

Y

Y

Y

Gmail

Y

N

Right Only

Outlook (web)

Y

N

Right Only

Slack (web)

Y

N

Right Only

Other websites

Y

Y

Y

 

Here we see the AP Toolbar positioned on the right with Microsoft Outlook (web version).

Close the toolbar by clicking the 'x' in the top right. An innocuous green A button will appear. Click it to instantly reopen the toolbar(s). 

If you position the toolbar on top, you'll see a history of comments for the current student (Canvas SpeedGrader only). You can scroll through previous comments...

The date of a particular comment is clickable and will open the original  Canvas SpeedGrader submission.

Learn more about the history Feed...