Have texts delivered as PDF

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Create an assignment

You can now give students the opportunity to submit their texts as a PDF or Word document. You can choose this option when you create a new assignment.

Handing-in texts

The file can be added in different file types “

PDF:
To offer a file in PDF format, it must meet the following criteria:

  • A4 portrait
  • Maximum of 15 pages
  • Must contain text
  • Less than 1 MB size
  • Flat PDF (without ‘layers’ or ‘link separation)
  • Recommended: at least 1.5 letterspacing
  • Forms are not accepted
  • Only a thumbnail of videos is shown
  • No other unusual PDF formats

In the future, we can also handle longer and bigger documents.

Word, Power Point or Excel:
It is also possible for students to submit a Word, Power Point or Excel file. Please note that text or images can shift or look different. To prevent this, it is now possible to embed fonts within your Word, PowerPoint or Excel file. Click here for an explanation for Microsoft and here for Mac users.

When students submitted the text, they immediately see a confirmation on the screen. If we were able to process the text well, the student will receive an email from us. They can then view the text they handed in as you will see get to see it.

Correct texts and provide feedback

Correcting texts and providing them with feedback is no different from texts that have been submitted in another way.

Good to know:

  • Correcting a PDF document is best with a recent version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge or Internet Explorer.
  • On old computers, correcting a PDF document can be a little slower.
  • The longer the text, the slower it seems to post comments.
  • After submitting the text it takes a while (several minutes) for the text to become visible.
  • At the moment you cannot link comments or observations to pictures themselves, but you can link them to words that surround it.