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Annotate PRO | Overview

Do you ever feel like you say the same thing over and over again to students?

This isn’t a bad thing; how many times do we ask kids to say “thank you” before they get it?

But why not write many of the comments you provide to students once, with great care, then reuse them? Across the multiple ways you communicate: Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Google Classroom, Blackboard, Canvas, Gmail…

Start with expertly crafted libraries of comments – our College Edition or Legal Writing Edition libraries – that you can easily modify to suit your teaching style and curriculum?

Or move straight to creating custom libraries, shared with your fellow faculty, students, tutors – anyone who needs to provide detailed feedback.

Then put those comments to use in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Dropbox, Box, Blackboard, Canvas, Google Classroom, Schoology, Gmail – just about anywhere you can type feedback into a webpage.

And if you use Google Docs, Canvas, or Microsoft Word or Blackboard? Our toolbars and optimization to work with these solutions may just make you weep with joy.

In Google Docs and Canvas SpeedGrader Annotate can (optionally) log ALL of the feedback you create, whether you search your libraries or not. Our top toolbar even presents you with the current student’s photograph and a history of feedback provided to them.

To add a comment from your library content you need to simply highlight, click a blue Favorite button, or use CTRL-S to search full-text…Annotate PRO adds the comment for you and readies it for your personalization. 


Learn more about Annotate PRO for your favorite solutions:



Annotate PRO appears as a Taskpane in Word 2016.

Highlight text in a document, then use full-text search to find the perfect Comment. With one click Annotate PRO creates a comment  bubble and inserts your desired text.

Use the Free Form Comment box to insert a custom comment – skipping the several clicks required by Word.

Annotate PRO appears as a toolbar icon, right-click (context) menu, and optional toolbar (in Google Docs, Canvas, and Blackboard).

To add a comment? With the toolbar showing just highlight text in the document, then click a blue Favorite button or click CTRL-S to use full-text search to find the right text...

Annotate PRO will create a comment bubble, add the text, and set you up to personalize the comment further.

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Annotate PRO Apps

Why not just try? Our Apps are free and come with 10 comments you can quickly edit to suit your needs…Your forever-free Library can ultimately include 30 Comments across up to three Groups.

When you sign up you’ll get a 14-day trial to our College Edition and Legal Writing Edition Libraries PLUS the ability to create as many new Libraries as you’d like. No credit card required until you decide on a paid subscription. And of course we offer licenses to institutions so you can easily share libraries with colleagues, powering writing across the curriculum, big lab courses, online discussions…

Wow, I wish I had found this even sooner. With working with doctoral students, and trying to provide mountains of feedback, I need all the help I can get and this tool is exactly the thing I was looking for.

Dr. Kaye Shelton

Professor of Education, Lamar University

What I like best about Annotate is that it allows me to customize the program to reflect my own voice and style. I also love the fact that it allows me to draft quite lengthy comments, all the better to explain complex or multi-step concepts to my students.

Lisa T. McElroy

Professor, Drexel University Earle Mack College of Law

Available Comment Libraries

Annotate PRO is designed to enable multiple libraries of comments – for all sorts of applications. Wherever teachers need to give personalized, detailed feedback Annotate PRO can help…