Instructors have the ability to give individual feedback to students on their assignments and quickly send messages to students who have missed assignments. There are two primary methods to leave feedback for your students:

  • Gradebook
  • Speedgrader


Use the Gradebook features to provide text feedback for specific individual or group student assignments. You can send a private message to multiple students regarding a certain assignment. You can also set criteria with "Students Who..."  (Note: Comments left in Gradebook can be seen within the Discussion portion of SpeedGrader, as well as through the Inbox).

See the Canvas Guide: How do I leave comments for students in the Gradebook?


Use the features of SpeedGrader to provide feedback with text, file, video or audio for student or group-specific assignments.

For additional information, see:

REV EZ 06/30/2021