Blackboard: Review instructor feedback in Annotate

Blackboard Annotate Overview

When you submit an attachment for an assignment, you'll see your submission in the new Blackboard Annotate viewer. The new menu provides you with a sidebar summary view, page and view settings, search capabilities, and lets you print and download the submission. To review your grade and feedback, select the same link in your course you used to submit your assignment. If you uploaded a file, it automatically opens in the browser if inline viewing is on.

Blackboard Annotate is supported on current versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. If your file doesn't open automatically in the browser, the file isn't supported.

Supported file types:

Note: Many file types open in the viewer, but your instructor can annotate only these file types:

  • Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX)
  • Microsoft Excel (XLS, XLSM, XLSX)
  • OpenOffice Documents (ODS, ODT, ODP)
  • Digital Images (JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, TGA, BMP)
  • Medical Images (DICOM, DICM, DCM)
  • PDF
  • PSD
  • RTF
  • TXT
  • WPD

 Pages Document (PAGES) files are not supported.  You should convert these files before uploading them into Blackboard.

Document View Settings

annotate window with menu options at the top labeled A-F

A. Sidebar: Click the down chevron to switch the view between Thumbnail, Outline, or Annotation views of the submission.

menu chevron circled in the upper left corner

Note: selecting an annotation in the sidebar summary view doesn't identify it within the document.

B. Pages: Use the arrows to jump to different pages in the submission.

C. Pan: Move the submission on the page.

D. Zoom and Fit: Zoom in and out of the submission or adjust the view to fit the page, fit the width, or select the best fit.

E. Print or Download: Print or download the submission with the annotations.

A known issue with some browsers' built-in PDF viewer may not display all your annotations. Please view annotated PDFs in a native PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat.

F. Search: Search the submission for specific text.

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