Kami has a free version, and a paid version for educators. This article will demonstrate how to use Kami's free version with Canvas.
Note: upgrading to the paid version will add features such as issuing Kami Assignments direct from Canvas' interface, and a built-in "Turn In" button to directly submit the file from Kami to Canvas assignment.
How to create and send a Kami Assignment in Canvas
1. Create an assignment as you normally would.
2. Select Website URL under Submission Type for this workflow.
3. Insert a Google Drive shareable link of the file you wish the students to markup into the assignment. You can hyperlink the file in the assignment description field.
4. When making the Drive shareable link, select Can view in the editing rights if you want the students to have individual copies. Select Can edit if you want them to collaborate on the same copy.
If you do not know how to make a Drive shareable link, you can go to Drive, right click the file, and select Get shareable link.
Here is what the assignment looks like with the hyperlink:
The student can open the file into Kami from the file preview window (this is easier if they have the Kami Chrome app if on a Chromebook or the Kami Google Drive app if on a different device).
2. The student can use the Tool bar to annotate the file.
3. To turn in the assignment, the student can either create their own shareable link in Google Drive or create a Kami sharing link. Instructions on how to share via Kami or Drive can be found here.
After creating the link, they can insert their link into the Website URL option in Canvas.
From the teacher's side, you can then open in Kami or use Canvas' in-app grading system with Kami.
We're constantly looking for feedback, and we know that having deeper Canvas integration can improve usability. So if you have any ideas of how this integration could work, or be better, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org