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How do I use DocViewer in Canvas assignments as an instructor?

How do I use DocViewer in Canvas assignments as an instructor?

Canvas DocViewer is a tool that allows annotations on online assignment submissions in Canvas. You can use DocViewer to view files and assignments in SpeedGrader. You can view when students view annotated feedback in the assignment details section of the sidebar.

When you open a submission, DocViewer will automatically save any annotations made to the submission file for one hour. You can restart a DocViewer session at any time by refreshing the submission page.

If your browser includes a built-in PDF viewer, select the option to view the PDF in the system viewer.

Compatible DocViewer Files

If a submission includes a file that can be rendered in DocViewer, but the submission preview is not yet complete, Canvas will generate a message stating the document is still processing.

Notes:

  • Files over 100 MB and password-protected files will not be converted by DocViewer.
  • SpeedGrader may take up to ten minutes after an assignment is submitted to display a document that supports DocViewer.
  • DocViewer annotations can be viewed in the Canvas Teacher app.