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Bubble comments

Bubble comments allow you to leave a larger comment behind an icon. Click anywhere on a paper to reveal the in-context marking tool, then click the speech bubble comment icon to leave this mark on the page.


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  Bubble comments can be left in two ways. You can leave a bubble comment by clicking directly on the page or by selecting a portion of text.


Click directly on the paper, then select the speech bubble icon from the in-context marking tool to leave a bubble comment.


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Alternatively, select a section of text, then select the speech bubble icon from the in-context marking tool. This will connect the bubble comment to your chosen text.




With bubble comments, you can add text, convert text to hyperlinks, and apply simple formatting to your comment. Highlight the text you wish to format and use the formatting tool to bold, italicize, underline, or hyperlink.


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Assigning a Criterion to a Bubble Comment


If you've attached a rubric or grading form to your assignment, you can assign any of the criteria in your rubric or grading form to a bubble comment. The bubble comment will generally be linked to the theme or topic of the rubric criterion.


Note: The Assign Criterion option will only appear within your bubble comment options if a rubric or grading form is attached to the assignment you are marking. Learn how to attach a rubric or grading form here.



Click the Assign Criterion button at the top of a bubble comment box. This will reveal a list of your rubric or grading form's criterion, from which you can choose to assign an individual criterion to the bubble comment.



Note: To remove the assigned criterion from the bubble comment, return to this step and click the selected criterion to remove it.



The Assign Criterion button will revert to the criterion name, confirming that it has been assigned to the bubble comment.



The bubble comment icon will be displayed with a rubric icon inside it.


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You can also view the bubble comments with assigned criterion in the rubric and grading form manager.



Converting a Bubble Comment to a QuickMark


1. For easy reuse in this assignment or other assignments, you can convert your bubble comment into a QuickMark. Click Convert to QuickMark from the bottom right-hand corner of the bubble comment box.



For easy reuse in this assignment or other assignments, you can convert your bubble comment into a QuickMark. Click Convert to QuickMark from the bottom right-hand corner of the bubble comment box.


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A menu will appear within the bubble comment box. Here, you can set a title and assign the QuickMark to a specific set.

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Click the Save button to convert your bubble comment to a QuickMark.

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Your QuickMark title will now appear on the paper.

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If your QuickMark has a criterion assigned to it, the criterion icon will appear alongside the QuickMark title.

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Note: To edit the description of the QuickMark, navigate to the QuickMark manager and edit it from within the set you have just assigned, visit the QuickMarks Manager guidance for further instruction.

Deleting a Bubble Comment



To remove a bubble comment from the paper, click the blue bubble comment, and click the trash can icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the bubble comment box.


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If you accidentally remove a comment, you will be able to undo the change by clicking on the Undo notification that appears upon deletion.


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