How do I annotate to give feedback to student assignments?

NOTE: The annotation toolbar is NOT available in SFU's self-hosted Canvas. 

To give feedback, you need to download assignments and annotate offline. You can download assignments in speedgrader or you can download assignments as a zip file. To download assignments as a zip file:

2. Click Export.

3. Before uploading this file to the Grade Roster page within SIMS (, please ensure that it contains the correct data and is saved as an acceptable file format. Unfortunately, currently there is no direct export from Canvas that can be readily uploaded into SIMS. Please refer to full instructions on the grade submission process for SIMS found here:


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Support for traditional distance courses (sections C100, C200, C300, C400):

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For more help with your class, please contact the Centre for Educational Excellence