Online Annotation and Commenting

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Find the Annotation Tools

At full widths, the annotation tools all appear in the toolbar at the top of the submission view.

At narrower...

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Drawing, Brush, Eraser Annotation Tools

The drawing, brush, and eraser tools are located under the default pen icon. 

See this page if you cannot find these...

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Highlight, Underline, Strikeout, Comment Annotations

Click and drag to highlight text in the submitted document. Context menu will pop up.

The first four buttons on the toolbar...

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Annotation Comment Library

The Blackboard annotation tool's Comment Library lets you add and re-use comments across all your Blackboard assignments and courses.

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Image and Stamp Annotations

Under the picture-icon you'll find the Image and Stamp tools. 

The image tool lets you upload an image that will...

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Insert Text Block Annotation

While the comment annotation or highlighted comment are often a good way to provide students with feedback on a selection within their submission,...

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Insert Shape Annotation

The annotation shape tool lets you draw a pre-defined shape -- a line, ellipse, rectangle, etc. Click the shape icon to select the currently...

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Insert a Comment Annotation

Click the Comment button, which looks like a text bubble over a square, in the annotation toolbar.

Next, click a space in...

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Download Annotated PDF

To download the PDF of a student submission that includes annotations, click the DOWNLOAD button in the annotation toolbar.

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