Social Annotations

Any PDF in your resource list can be annotated by the instructor and students in your class. Students and Faculty can make notes and comments, highlight or draw shapes around content in the PDF, and search within notes. Public annotations can seen and engaged with by anyone in the class.

Private and Public Annotations

For each citation on your reading list with an attached PDF file, students will be able to make private notes connected to places in the document. As the instructor, you can choose to enable or disable public annotations for class discussion.
  • To view the PDF and start annotating it, click "View".

view PDF to annotate and set public or private
  • Users can choose whether they want to leave private notes (My Notes) or contribute to class discussions by selecting the corresponding tab. Anything in "My notes" will only be visible to the student writing the note. Class discussions will be visible to any course participant.

My notes or Class discussion tabs
  • To annotate the text, simply highlight the text you want to comment on, and click the comment icon. 

highlight text and select comment

  • This will allow you to use the text editor to leave a comment.

The text box in which you can leave a private note related to the highlighted text.

  • Unlike annotations in the "My Notes" tab, annotations posted in the class discussion tab can be seen by and responded to by any course participant. Public annotations can be threaded and replied to for conversation and discussion.

Reply to an annotation in the document

Longevity of Annotations

Annotations are connected to a specific course. So if you reuse your reading list again in a future course, old annotations will not be retained. 
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