If you’ve been following along with our product updates, you’ll know the last few months have been some busy ones here at Showbie HQ with the release of groups, class discussions and more.

Today, we’re excited to announce the addition of a hotly requested feature to our web app: annotations! Starting today you’ll be able to use pinned text and voice notes as well as the text tool on my.showbie.com. You can also record voice notes in groups, discussions and assignment folders.

For those of you who’ve been requesting web annotations, you already know the value of these features. If you’re new to Showbie or our web app, read on for details.

Voice Notes

Voice notes have been around since the beginning of Showbie and have become a much loved feature for language practice, music lessons, and quick, personalized feedback in any subject. Now you can record voice notes with any browser that supports media capture. Add a pinned voice note directly to student work, or in an assignment folder, group or class discussion.

voice note bing created

Pinned Comments

Pinned comments are a great way to add feedback directly to a student’s work. Simply drop a note onto a document to provide feedback or instructions. Right-click to edit your comment! (coming soon to iOS 🙂)

edit mode for a pinned comment

Text Tool

The text tool allows you and your students to add formatted text directly to a PDF or image within Showbie. Use the options menu to adjust font size, colour, and alignment. Double-click to edit or adjust your copy, right-click to delete.

text tool being created with the options panel open

We hope the addition of annotations will further streamline your classroom workflow! Stay tuned as we round out 2016 with product updates including advanced lock settings for assignments, the ability to reorder shared folder items, and more!

If you’re interested in testing and getting a sneak peek of new features coming to my.showbie.com please email beta@showbie.com to become a beta tester.

Product Manager

Janet is a Product Manager who works with our team to design and test all your favorite features in Showbie.

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Comments

  1. M. Zweegers

    Hi their, this looks interesting.
    Does this also work on an iPad?

  2. Peter Nickson

    Can you do handwritten annotations using a stylus on the surface pro range of tablets/laptops?

  3. Karen Parenteau

    Will annotations stay on the document when I move it elsewhere or print it?

    • Janet King

      Good question Karen. At this time, no, we recommend taking a screenshot of the document to export/print. The good news is, that this is in the works currently and we’re hoping to have it available for the new year.

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