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The Feed

No, this isn’t a new daytime cooking show starring too likable but edgy celebrities…it’s your history of feedback to your students.

What can you do with The Feed?

  1. Use previous free form feedback to create new reusable comments.
  2. Review high level analytics, based on comment Groups, to see where your efforts have gone. Mostly into Grammar? Argument? Organization?
    1. Filter by date and recipient, free form vs. comments from your Annotate Library.
  3. Find comments provided to a specific student (aka ‘recipient’) – great for end of term reviews and holding students accountable to previous feedback. The recipient feature is exclusive to Canvas SpeedGrader and (to a lesser extent) Word 2016. 

Here’s a bit of a walk through:

The Feed works the same whether you are using our Microsoft Word app, Google Chrome app, or the web editor. Click  Review your Feed in the Edit menu (if you are in. Word/Chrome apps) and you’ll see a view like the one on the right.

At the top you have filtering options:

  • date of feedback
  • Free Form vs. choosing from your Annotate PRO comments
  • Recipient (Canvas SpeedGrader, and Microsoft Word users)

Below the filtering options, which include a Reset to get you back to the default, you’ll see pie charts that show you the distribution of Comments by Group and by Comment. We’re just getting started with analytics, so your thoughts appreciated here!

Click the image for a larger view. 

You can filter by Free Form only or just page through your feedback looking for comments with the No toggle in their row. Flip the toggle to Yes, then click the Add button at the top of the column, and you’ll be able to add these comments to a specific Library and Group. Fantastic for using your custom comments to build content you can use forever.

When you click Add you’ll get an editor that invites you to give each selected comment a Label and to tweak the language.

So if the custom comment includes a student’s name, for instance, you can edit this out to make a general version.

In this example, we’ve selected a particular student and filtered feedback created between 1/21/2018 and 1/25/2018.

The Other category indicates that a subset of the data did not exceed 10% (Groups) or 5% (Comments). 

If you have Logging turned on this Feed will include ALL comments you created for the student – whether you used Annotate directly or not.

Great for conferences and reviewing new work, jogging your memory as to the sorts of strengths and challenges a particular student has.