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,...

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....

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.

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...

11trees Announces the School Resources Edition Service

Austin, TX – July 1, 2020 –11trees LLC, an EdTech company helping scale 1-to-1 engagement, today announced the general availability of the School Resources Edition Library, a service to help schools connect students with the wide array of academic, financial, career...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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11trees gratitude, 2021

Greetings from the 11trees team! We are writing to say thank you. To the thousands of educators who found 11trees in 2021, the schools that licensed our software for broad use, and the feedback we received to make our solutions better. We hope you and yours are...

11trees Announces the School Resources Edition Service

Austin, TX – July 1, 2020 –11trees LLC, an EdTech company helping scale 1-to-1 engagement, today announced the general availability of the School Resources Edition Library, a service to help schools connect students with the wide array of academic, financial, career...

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...

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...

Making the most of your 35 hours/day…

Differentiate feedback to your diverse learners through Annotate PRO’s comment bank features Tyler Wenzel11trees Product Specialist  As great of a teacher as you are (we know you must be great if you’re reading this!) you are only mortal. You only have 35 hours in a...