You can create an assignment for your students to annotate on top of. Begin by navigating to your Canvas course and the module that you would like to add the assignment to and click the + button.
A popup will appear for you to select Assignment>Create Assignment and name your assignment. Click Add Item when you are finished naming your assignment.
Your Assignment will appear in the module that you added it to.
Click on it to begin editing the assignment.
Using the Rich text editor you can provide instructions for your students and assign points.
To have students annotate on the assignment, select the submission type to Online and check the boxes for Student Annotation and File Uploads.
Upload the file you want students to annotate by using my files or course files. If you have already uploaded the file search for it in the available folders. If you have not uploaded the file, select upload file and locate the file you want students to annotate.
Once you have selected your file, it will appear in the submission type box.
By selecting file uploads as an option it allows students to download the assignment, annotate on it outside of Canvas and reupload it to Canvas.
Finish editing the assignment by selecting the attempt amounts, who the assignment is assigned to, and the due date. Then click Save & Publish if you are ready for students to see the assignment or save if you are not ready for students to see the assignment.
You can preview your published assignment by selecting Student View.
The student's view of the assignment will show the annotation tools that the student can use to complete the activity.
Students can also download the assignment to annotate offline and upload the completed assignment using the file upload tab on the assignment.
When students are finished annotating their assignment, they can click the submit assignment button to send their assignment to the teacher.
When a student submits their annotated assignment, they will receive a notification on their screen that tells them that they successfully submitted their assignment.
If you would prefer to not use student annotation in Canvas, there are alternative options. You can put the document into a Nearpod for students to complete. You can also use Classkick to have students complete an assignment.