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Enable students to collaboratively annotate a text

Overview is an open source web-based annotation tool for use with Portfable Document File (PDF) documents or webpages. It enables group members to collaboratively annotate a text.

Integration into Canvas

A faculty member, instructor, or staff member requested that this tool be integrated into Canvas. Learn about the formal evaluation, vetting, and approval process.

Date(s) Requested

  • October 2, 2017
  • June 8, 2018

Review Phase

Technical Review

Conduct compliance, security, and technical tests


  • Twin Cities Liberal Arts

If not available to you, request this tool for your course or unit.

Intended Audience

Staff & Departments
Health Sciences Affiliates
IT Staff and Partners

Common Use(s)

  • Collaboration