Annotate PRO vs Turnitin Feedback Studio: Unlocking the Potential of Feedback

Feedback is an essential component of the learning process. Annotate PRO and Turnitin® Feedback Studio™ are two prominent tools designed to facilitate this process. Turnitin® is well-known (and controversial) for its plagiarism detection and  artificial intelligence...

What Makes for “Substantive” Interaction With Students?

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Real and Substantive Interaction (RSI) is a term created by the US Congress, in 1992, to block correspondence schools from receiving federal student aid. These schools were shown to have excessive student loan default rates vs. US...

Speed Up Presentation Feedback with AP’s Presentation Skills Edition

Giving feedback on presentations is hard. How do you provide specific, actionable feedback on body language, voice, slide design, content, and handling Q&A without creating a lot of “take home” work? We created the Presentation Skills Edition library of expert...

11trees launches the free Canopy beta

Are you frustrated with online discussions and teach with Canvas LMS? Welcome to the free beta of Canopy – escape endless scrolling and engage students in less time.

Tips for Library Design

Tyler Wenzel is the organizational brains behind the structure of many of 11trees' licensable Libraries as well as over half a dozen Libraries custom designed for 11trees’ clients. Here he shares some of his top tips for designing an easy-to-navigate Library. In 2018,...

April, 2024 Webinar: Feedback at the Speed of Presentations

Join 11trees’ founder Andrew McCann to learn how AP’s Feedback Builder and Presentation Skills Edition content library can be used to improve feedback to students on presentations. Oh, and a sneak peek at the new AP!

Pairing Annotate PRO’s College Edition with ChatGPT

When utilized well, ChatGPT and other LLM (Large Language Model) AI engines can be an effective teacher’s assistant and help provide students with detailed, actionable feedback. While it can’t (or at least shouldn’t) replace the teacher’s role in creating feedback, it...

It Isn’t Feedback Without a Shared Goal

We've all received useless, incoherent, destructive, or extremely late feedback at one point or another. Sometimes all at once. In my first GE performance review, right after college, I received a “4” on a 1 to 5 scale. When I asked my manager what I could do to...

Online Presentation Skills: The One Workplace Competency on Which We Can All Agree

Today’s traditional college-aged students are tragic experts at online presentations: they spent a year, or more, staring at Zoom listening to heroic teachers attempt some level of normalcy admist COVID. We say “listening” because many had cameras off. Some, like...

Knowledge workers write more in a day than college students do across an entire term

A typical writing class, at the college level, requires a couple of papers ("essays") in an academic term. Maybe 1,500 words each, or a longer 5,000 word "term paper." Maybe 750 (three pages) each in less demanding curricula. Is this wasted effort on the part of...

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Peer Review — Results of a Survey of Educators

Peer Review — Results of a Survey of Educators

We want to thank the forty-four educators who took the time to respond to our survey about the peer review process. In this blog post, we’ll share some of the raw data and break down the common themes from the responses. About the Respondents About three-quarters of...

Annotate PRO vs Canvas Comment Banks (Libraries)

Annotate PRO vs Canvas Comment Banks (Libraries)

One of Annotate PRO’s (AP) greatest strengths is its ability to work almost anywhere you can insert text. You’re not tied to using it inside a single LMS or app. AP particularly shines through in its integration with Canvas LMS with unique features like student...