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Cirrus Student Manual
A Guide to Using the Cirrus System and to Writing in the Digital Environment
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  • Editing Annotations

    Annotations can be edited in a variety of ways. In addition to a simple correction to, for example, a typing error, you can also:

    • reply to annotations to create a threaded conversation.
    • add images to annotations.
    • add hyperlinks to annotations.
    • delete annotations.

    These edits apply to both text-based annotation assignments and image-based annotation assignments.

  • Correcting Errors in Annotations

    If you spot a typing error in your annotation after you have saved it, use the middle button on the bottom of the annotation to correct it:

  • Clicking this button will open your annotation in a text box, allowing you to correct or expand the annotation.

    Note: if your assignment requires you to reply to your own annotations, do not use this editing button to do so. Follow the steps to reply to an annotation below.

  • Replying to Annotations

    To reply to annotations, click the speech-bubble button in the top right-hand side of the annotation:

  • This will bring up a pop-up window, just as with the original annotation. Add your reply in the text box, and click 'OK'.

    Your reply will appear directly below the original annotation:

  • You can reply to your own annotations (for example, in cumulative work where you are expected to complete the work in stages) or to other students' annotations (for example, in group work). Your tutor will also be able to reply to your annotations.

  • Adding Images to Annotations

    To add an image to an annotation, click the image icon in the bottom left-hand corner of the annotation:

  • This will bring up a pop-up window asking you to browse for the image that you wish to add to the annotation:

  • Note: The image will need to be saved to your hard drive or an external device, such as a USB drive, before you can upload it.

    Select the image file, and click 'Save'.

    The image will appear in the annotation:

  • If you click on the image itself, you will be able to see a larger version.

  • Note: You can only add one image per annotation. If you wish to add multiple images, you can reply to the original annotation, and add images to the replies. This will create a threaded conversation.

  • Deleting Annotations

    To delete your annotation, use the cross in the bottom left-hand corner of the annotation:

  • You will be asked to confirm that you wish to delete the annotation, so you won't be able to delete them accidentally.

  • Type 'DELETE' into the box (it is not case sensitive and does not need to be in all caps), and click OK to delete the annotation.