Benefits of using Annotate
Annotate is used by top universities worldwide as a way for instructors to engage with students, allowing meaningful discussions on course materials. It can also be used to review assignments in a flexible way that otherwise would only be possible on paper.
You can easily add private or shared notes to any document, choosing from text highlighting, area selection and free-hand annotations. This provides great flexibility and a wide range of resources is supported, such as images, handwritten content and PDFs. Advanced features include full search capabilities, point to point linking across multiple documents, note and document tagging and export, which makes Annotate an excellent review and collaboration tool for Moodle.
The Annotate block connects Moodle with an Annotate private install. This allows Moodle course materials such as PDFs or images to benefit from all the Annotate.co features. Please note that this is a commercial product - you must have a paid subscription to be able to use the plugin. For more info on Annotate private installs and licensing, visit https://www.annotate.co/private-cloud.html or get in touch directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
How does it work?
After adding the block to your course, all PDFs will have a button next to them which will allow users to open them in the Annotate document viewer - ready for review and annotation. When you first click on a certain annotation button, the corresponding file will be transferred to Annotate where it is possible to annotate it.
For more info on plugin features and case studies, visit https://www.annotate.co/moodle.html
Testing and installation
For details on how to install the plugin, visit https://www.annotate.co/installation/moodle-installation.html. The part 2 of the guide needs to be completed to allow the Annotate server to fetch any file that needs to be annotated. Only those files whose annotation button has been clicked by the users will be fetched.
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