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Adding comments

Last Updated: Jan 03, 2018 01:56PM EST

Click anywhere on the assessment page to open up a comment field. A comment can be dragged and dropped to another location on the page.

Comments can also be added in advance (without attaching them to a page) using the comment library. See Managing comments to learn more.
 

Points

A point value can be attached to a comment, which will be reflected in the question score. Positive or negative points can be attached. Instead of the "x" icon to remove the score in the grading sidebar, you will see an "(auto)" indicator.

  • Adding a comment with a positive point value will add that number from a starting score of 0.
  • Adding a comment with a negative point value will subtract that number from the max. points set on the question.
  • Using the grading keypad or your keyboard to manually add a score to the question will override all comment points in the question score. If you remove your manual score, the question score will revert back to the score set by the comment points.

 

Formatting

The comment field supports Markdown, which allows you to change text formatting and to add links and images.

Some examples:

Markdown Formatted
*italics* italics
**bold** bold
## Heading Heading
[Purdue Owl](https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/) Purdue Owl
![Crowdmark logo](https://crowdmark-com.s3.amazonaws.com/website/images/logo.png) Crowdmark logo
with alt text "Crowdmark logo" 

The Markdown guide contains a full list of formatting options.
 

Emoji

Comments have emoji support! If you are using a Mac, you can activate the emoji menu with command + control + space.

 

Mathematical expressions

Comments in Crowdmark support LaTeX expressions using MathJax. This allows graders to write mathematical expressions. Inline mathematical expressions can be created by wrapping LaTeX with single dollar signs and displayed mathematical expressions can be created by wrapping with double dollar signs. We thank the developers of MathJax for making this possible.

Example:

$$\zeta (s) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^s}$$

In a comment After comment is saved
Mathematical Typesetting in a Crowdmark Comment Field A Parsed Mathematical Expression in a Crowdmark Comment Field
 

Chemical expressions

We are grateful to the developers of the mhchem package in MathJax for making this possible.

Example:

$$\ce{SO4^2- + Ba^2+ -> BaSO4 v}$$

In a comment After comment is saved
Chemical Expression in the Crowdmark Comment Field A parsed chemical expression in a Crowdmark comment field

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