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...

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...

Annotate PRO Makes Me a Better ESL Instructor

One instructor’s experience teaching English to native Spanish and Portuguese speakers and using Annotate PRO to deepen and improve feedback.

The Science Behind Effective Feedback: Leveraging Annotate PRO in Your Classroom

Explore the science behind effective feedback practices in education and learn how Annotate PRO supports these strategies to improve learning outcomes in your classroom.

11trees Announces Canopy, the Discussion Forum Engagement Solution for Canvas LMS

  Austin, TX – July 8, 2019 –11trees LLC, an EdTech company helping scale 1-to-1 engagement, today announced the general availability of Canopy, a cloud solution that helps instructors effectively manage online discussion forums in the Canvas LMS. Canopy is a...

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...

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!

Embracing the AI Revolution: How Educators Can Harness AI to Give Better Feedback

The educational landscape is undergoing a seismic shift with rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies. Throughout history, some educators have met technological innovations with skepticism and resistance before eventually...

11trees Sponsors the 2023 Western Regional Legal Writing Conference

The law is complicated. Feedback shouldn't be. For many years 11trees has aided Legal Writing professors with its Legal Writing Edition Library for Annotate PRO. Collaboration and continual improvement are at the core of our mission as a company that helps educators...

What does Canopy do for you? One instructor’s view…

Online education relies on discussion boards to simulate classroom conversation by asking students to read a text and post a series of responses, both original and in dialogue with peers.  While discussion boards can be extremely valuable, they can also be frustrating...

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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...