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Annotate PRO and Slack (web version)

Annotate PRO (AP) makes it easy to create and share simple or complex libraries of reusable comments, then use those beautifully crafted chunks of text to quickly respond to others.

AP is optimized to work with Slack (web version), helping teachers, advisors and staff communicate and improve engagement.

Using AP with Slack is only available to paid accounts – either individual or institutional. The forever free version of AP also works beautifully with other EDU solutions like Canvas, Schoology, D2L, Google Classroom, Google Docs and Blackboard.

Learn more about our pricing here.

AP sits alongside the web version of Slack but also Gmail, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Word, Canvas LMS, Schoology, Google Classroom, Google Docs –  almost any EDU app you might think of. The screenshot at right shows the AP sidebar open next to a Slack channel.

AP shines in situations like this…

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The AP sidebar provides fast access to potentially hundreds of snippets – focused on writing, student engagement & success – even mundane info around school resources and policies.

If your institution is using Slack to engage and communicate, AP could be a game changer.

Simply click into the place where you want to put a snippet, then search/scroll through your AP content, find the one you want and BAM! A beautiful, articulate explanation or comment appears. Of course you can tweak to personalize.

What can you do with AP and Slack? Oh boy!

  • Use our amazing College Edition library to choose from hundreds of comments specific to academic writing.
  • Create your own libraries of comments – for academic feedback, school resources, student/parent communication templates.
  • Insert comments, with a couple of clicks, into emails in Outlook, chats in Microsoft Teams, comments in Microsoft Word, discussions in platforms like Canvas, D2L, Schoology – almost anywhere you can type on the web.
  • Consider an institutional license so you can share libraries with your colleagues. For instance, a School Resources Edition license  so you can create a knowledge-base of your tutoring, library, counseling, advising, wellness and other resources to efficiently engage students with the services that can help them succeed.

Click through the slideshow below to see some of the nuances and power to AP. Or just install and get going!

Using AP with Slack is a paid feature. The basic version of AP is forever-free to all individual educators and, to help us all through the COVID-19 crisis, we’re providing advanced features and content free through the end of 2020. Learn more about our pricing here.

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Annotate PRO, an add-on for Google Chrome and Microsoft Word, allows me to streamline the [grading] process by creating an archive of comments that I can then drop right into student work or feedback sections. This enables me to easily add frequently used comments (such as the difference between summary and analysis, what constitutes common knowledge, and how to properly format a quotation) to student work regardless of the platform that I’m using...a huge timesaver that allows me to work through a stack of exams or papers (and even respond to emailed questions) surprisingly quickly and easily.

Brady Krien

Grad Hacker Columnist, Inside Higher Ed