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Perusall: A student's perspective

August 15 2022

Using Perusall was an enlightening experience and a multifaceted new way of learning. It was my first time using the program, and I was enrolled in a hybrid course called Special Populations that...

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Grading Just Got Easier: Perusall's Summer 2022 Updates

July 15 2022

It’s that time of year again! The fall semester will be upon us before we know it, and while you’re hopefully enjoying summer, you’re probably starting to prepare for the new semester. For Perusall...

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The 2022 Perusall Exchange℠ is a wrap!

June 16 2022

The 2022 Perusall Exchange℠ is a wrap! Educators created this community online synchronous and asynchronous event for educators. It is truly a community event with over 50 presentations on Social...

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Aisles Full of Annotations! Ginsberg’s Supermarket in Perusall

June 14 2022

Strolling through A Supermarket in California like a flâneurAllen Ginsberg presents himself as a counterculture shopper in 1950s America. He sees the extraordinary in the new ordinary–garishly lit ...

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Perusall Scoring Options: Annotation Only

December 13 2021

When I first started using Perusall, “annotation content” was the only grading option available, which made it fairly easy to establish grading criteria. As Perusall has grown and adapted to respond...

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Getting Started with Perusall

November 10 2021

A few weeks ago, I received the following email from a colleague: "How do you keep up with all of those annotations? I know it was supposed to save me time, but I feel like I'm spending hours each...

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Introducing Multimodal Assignments and Student Uploads

May 27 2021

Multimodal assignmentsInstructors can use a variety of materials in their Perusall course: a book from the Perusall catalog, PDFs, EPUBs, Microsoft Word and Excel documents, source code files, web...

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5 Tips for Creating Meaningful Reading Assignments with Perusall

March 15 2021

How do we get students to engage meaningfully with our course texts? If you’ve been using Perusall for a while, you already know that this technology solves one of the most fundamental challenges we...

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Social Annotation and Community Building

January 22 2021

Although I began using social annotation practices before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I have found myself increasingly relying on Perusall to guide and structure my classes now that I am primarily...

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How Perusall helps classes moved online due to Coronavirus

March 08 2020

Perusall is a free platform that guarantees students are prepared by managing the entire out-of-classroom experience for you, automatically. We designed Perusall to support learning no matter the...

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Course affected by COVID-19?

October 01 2019

Course affected by COVID-19? Publishers now offering free textbooks through Perusall this spring

[Note: This post refers to a publisher offer from Spring 2020 and is no longer active.]

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