Crocodoc End of Life

posted Oct 10, 2017, 10:30 AM by Chris Daniele   [ updated Dec 27, 2017, 12:20 PM ]
The Crocodoc Inline Grading tool that has been featured in Blackboard (via a third party) for the last few years was purchased by a company called Box.

Box has decided to revamp and rebrand the product. "New Box View", or as we may refer to it in-house, "Box View' is now available.

We believe this will be a painless transition, using the New Box View is almost identical to Crocodoc. However, we want to stress that we are available to support you in any way you might need.






Here is a visual comparison of Crocodoc (left) vs. New Box View (right)

Comparison of Crocodoc and New Box View

Will the transition have any impact on the use of rubrics for grading? Will instructors be able to use the same rubrics for the New Box View as they currently do for Crocodoc?

The transition won’t impact Learn’s rubrics or rubric data. Instructors will be able to use the same rubrics within the inline grading interface alongside the New Box View service. Rubrics are a separate feature that doesn’t share code with the Crocodoc or New Box View service.

What can users expect?

This table compares the two annotation services.

Functions and DetailsCrocodocNew Box View
File types for annotationsPDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, DOC, and DOCXOver 100 different file types

File Types and Fonts Supported in Box Content Preview
Videos and images displayedNoYes
Course areasOriginal assignments, Ultra assignments, and in Ultra tests' additional submission areaOriginal assignments, Ultra assignments, and in Ultra tests' additional submission area
Annotation typesText- and point-based comments, highlighting, and drawingPoint-based comments and highlighting
DownloadUsers download a copy of a student file with the option to download in the original format or in a PDF version that includes the annotationsUsers can download a copy of a student file, but annotations won’t appear
Print functionNoYes
StudentsCan’t add annotations to documentsCan’t add annotations to documents