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.

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...

Annotate Pro – the Author’s Experience and Perspective

Annotate Pro – the Author’s Experience and Perspective Editor's Note: Professor Mitch Nathanson, of Villanova Law School, authored the extensive library of comments that comes pre-loaded with Annotate PRO for Legal Writing. We asked him to give us some background on...

Online Discussions: An Underutilized Student Engagement Tool

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Does your program use online discussions as little more than a mini-essay assignment solution, resulting in little actual discussion? Or does this sound familiar: students view online discussions as busywork and do the bare minimum to...

Annotate PRO Summer 2020 Update

We hope you and your family are well in these unprecedented times. As the summer of 2020 begins much is uncertain in this huge but tiny world of ours. We kind of hope you've put down your grading/marking hat for some time off, although our users span the globe and all...

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,...

11trees’ Solutions Free Through December 31, 2020

Educators around the world are adjusting to a new reality that requires all teaching be delivered online. One of our most compelling and effective tools - our physical presence - has been taken off the table, at least for the foreseeable future (and none of us can see...

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...

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...

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!

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Canopy Success Story: Respond to Two by…

Canopy Success Story: Respond to Two by…

It's 8 pm on a Thursday. Your students submitted their discussion prompts in Canvas LMS earlier in the week. By 8 pm on Thursday, they needed to reply to two classmates. I don't need to set the scene any further. You've been there. You know how tedious it is to sort...

What Trees Teach Us About Feedback

What Trees Teach Us About Feedback

Stands of Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa) in the subalpine meadows of Mt. Rainier National Park, USA.11trees founder Andrew McCann chose the name 11trees thinking of the "one-to-one" relationships that trees are able to form rather than the random number eleven....

Tips for Library Design

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,...