Why do SpeedGrader’s annotations on student assignment images disappear?


Why do SpeedGrader’s annotations on student assignment images disappear?

SpeedGrader works well but you do need to be aware of some of it’s quirks. A commonly reported SpeedGrader issue is that drawn annotation on images submitted by students are not saved.

The solution for markers is to save each annotation. To demonstrate the issue:

  • Open the [SpeedGrade] submission
  • Add your annotation
  • Then add some marks. Save.
  • Add a comments and Submit.
  • Now close SpeedGrader.
  • Reopen SpeedGrader – and you now can see that the annotation is missing.

The solution to that is to redraw the annotation; but this time select the tick box [top-left on the annotation]. That saves the annotation.

So if we close SpeedGrader and reopen it – the annotation will be there.