Once Document Comprehension has been set up, you are met with the Overall student progress screen. Here, you can see how many of your students have completed the task assigned and the average workload per student undertaken up to that point (measured as average number of annotations and average time spent per person).
If you click Statistics per active student, you will get more detailed information on each student who has started or completed the assignment.
Once you scroll down, you will find 3 boxes. The first one, Instructions, contains the assignment instructions you provided while setting up the task, and the second one, Annotation Progress, the progress of your whole class (i.e., Students who finished, are in progress with, or have not yet started the assignment).
The third contains a preview of the document you assigned, along with the option to View Annotations. To see what your students have done, click on it.
Once you click on View Annotations, you see the document on the left side of the screen. Students' annotations are represented as grey in-text boxes.
Note that these will overlap, darkening the shade of grey, if more comments are made on the same text segment.
Additionally, just right off the document, you can see the annotations graphically outlined as either a white pen in a grey circle or as white dots on the progress bar. Note that you can click anywhere on the progress bar to jump to that part of the document, while also being able to click on any of the white pens to view individual annotations.
On the right, in the Annotations box, options to filter annotations based on author as well as concept are provided. If you click on Filter next to any name (for instance, here we selected Connor Murphy) you will only see additions by that person. Click Unfilter to go back to class view.
Whether you filter comments by person (first screenshot below) or view annotations for the whole class (second screenshots below), clicking on Annotations just below the name of any of the topics you provided will list all of the individual annotations for that topic (i.e., 'Essay structure' in this case).
Now, you have the option to upvote contributions by clicking the thumbs up icon, as well as comment on students' contributions, by clicking 'REPLY', just below each item.
Note that commenting will isolate the contribution you want to reply to, and will shift the document view to that show that particular annotation. Press enter or click the right-pointing arrow next to the comment to submit it. Once it is submitted, you can still edit or delete it by clicking the three dots arranged vertically next to it.
Other aspects to note:
- Once you're done commenting (or with any task), you can click on the left-pointing arrows at the top of the screen: in the annotation menu, this will take you back to the main annotation view; next to the assignment title, it will lead you back to the statistics screen (as will clicking Done).
- As a teacher, you can also post annotations. These can be either general, but related to one of the topics (by clicking on the white pen in a purple circle), or about specific parts of the document (by simply drawing a grey box with your mouse, while holding the left button down, over the specific section you want to annotate).