Annotating on PDF's
There are several options for students to annotate on PDF's:
- Our first suggestion is to convert a PDF into a Word document - This works best for text only. If there are many graphics, then the conversion sometimes gets skewed. Here is a link from our Tech Resources that shows how to do this: Technology Integration Resources / Converting a PDF to Word Document (sccboe.org)
- The second suggestion is to use OneNote or Class Notebook in Teams. Here, a teacher can add a PDF to a page and lock it into place. Students can then annotate on top of it without moving/deleting the document. Please see the first video below.
- If a student opens the PDF in the Microsoft Edge Browser, there are annotation tools at the top for highlighting, adding text, and using a pen. The student would then need to click "Save As" to name and save the document and potentially upload it into a Teams Assignment or email it as an attachment as needed. Please see the second video below.
- Students and teachers also have Adobe on their computers which allows for highlighting and pen features, but does not have the ability to add text to the PDF.