Unlike Google Classroom, our grading integrations for Canvas and Schoology do not automatically allow for teachers to make in progress annotations on student assignments. However, you can set up in progress annotations using access to the student’s work through Google Drive.
This article will explain how teachers can give in progress annotations and comments on student work using the Kami Schoology and Canvas integrations:
Setting up in-progress grading for the Canvas Integration:
1. Open Google Drive.
2. Select the Kami folder, and then the folder for the relevant course.
3. Click the relevant assignment folder.
4. Locate the work of the student you wish to review.
5. Right-click on the file and select Open with and then Annotate with Kami.
Once the file is opened, you can start adding your own annotations to provide feedback or intervention for your students. Any annotations you create on the file will be automatically shared back to the students' copy, so you can use this to collaborate with them in real-time. If you are unable to locate a student’s work in the assignment folder, it likely means either they haven’t opened the file yet, or have deleted the file by mistake.
Setting up in-progress grading for the Schoology integration:
Schoology is a little more awkward to set up as the files aren’t shared into a specific folder. Instead, they are saved in the Shared with me section. We recommend having the file name saved in a separate file, to make locating the files related to that assignment easier.
1. Open Google Drive.
2. Click into the Search Bar at the top of the file.
3. Click the dropdown arrow to the right of the search bar.
4. Set the location to the Shared with me folder.
5. Paste the relevant file name into the Search Bar and click"Search".
6. Locate the student whose work you wish to view from the name at the front of the file.
7. Right-click on the file and select Open with then Annotate with Kami.
Once the file is open you are ready to start providing your feedback to that student.
Tips & tricks for giving in progress feedback
The Screen Capture tool for quick demos: If you need to demonstrate the answer to a particular question, but don’t want to leave the full answer or draw over the student’s work, an easy method is using the Screen Capture Comment tool. Using this tool you can film your screen as you explain a question and attach it as a comment on the side of the student’s work. When you have finished filming your demo you can erase any annotations you made so they are not in the way of you’re student’s work.
Using the Signature Tool for progress stamps: You can use the Signature Tool to give your students fun Stamps. Simply upload an image into the tool, such as a Good Work stamp or a Tick icon. Use the quick-select menu to quickly drop that image onto the page without having to re-upload it via the menu each time.