Sub-Groups in Annotate PRO
Why would you want to use Sub-Groups?
- To differentiate instruction:
Easily create feedback targeted to different skill levels inside a Group (skill). For instance, a Group called Argument might use rubric-like Sub-Groups to capture “Exceeds,” “Meets” and similar types of feedback on the general issue.
- To aid with discoverability:
Particularly for institutions sharing Libraries, Sub-Groups can help users quickly orient themselves to larger Libraries of content.
- To break longer sets of Comments into subsets. For instance grammar and mechanics rules.
Let’s review an example to illustrate one of these uses. Click any image for a larger view.
Sub-Groups are most useful when using the AP sidebar. In the screenshot at right we’ve opened the College Edition Library, clicked into the “Documentation and Research” Group, and can see a series of Sub-Groups and top-level Comments.
Sub-Groups include Praise, APA, CMS and MLA. They are followed by top-level Comments (that are general to “Documentation and Research”) like “Intgrate Quotes” and “Cite Common Knowledge.”
Clicking “APA” opens up a list of APA-specific Comments. You can hover over any Comment in this view to see a full preview of their text.
Groups and Sub-Groups are just one way to interact with your content. Search quickly becomes the best path to finding your Comments – that way you don’t have to remember where they are!
You can ALT-A to pop open Search from any text-entry area in any web app to add Comments.