Bb Annotate for Students

The Bb Annotate tool replaces the BoxView for inline assignments grading. With the Bb Annotate you will be able to use a sidebar summary view, pan, zoom in/out, fit your screen, print, download and search for specific text in your submission.

Supported file types for your assignment submissions follow below:

  • Microsoft® Word (DOC, DOCX)
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint®(PPT, PPTX)
  • Microsoft® Excel®(XLS, XLSX)
  • OpenOffice® Documents (ODS, ODT, ODP)
  • Digital Images (JPEG, JPG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, TGA, BMP, HEIC)
  • Source code (Java, PY, C, CPP, etc)
  • Medical Images (DICOM, DICM, DCM)
  • PDF
  • PSD
  • RTF
  • TXT
  • WPD

Keep in mind the following:

⇒ Office Suite Macros, such as Visual Basic, aren’t supported.

⇒ Bb Annotate is supported on the current versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari.

⇒ A known issue with some browsers’ built-in PDF viewer may not display all your annotations. Please view annotated PDFs in a native PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat.

⇒ Students are not able to add any annotations to their submissions.


Move the submission on the page.


Use Search to find specific text.


You can either Print or Download the document with annotations.  When downloading, it is recommended to view annotated PDF’s in a native PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat.