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...

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...

Learn about Checklists! Annotate Pro December 2023 webinars…

Join a December 2023 Annotate PRO info session, learn about Checklists and Forms, and get AP+ free for 3 months (free users get an extended trial and paid individual users get a 3-month extension to their existing subscription). Checklists can help you supercharge...

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...

11trees launches the free Canopy beta

If you teach online, have you ever felt one or more of the following to be true about asynchronous discussions?  Student responses are formulaic. Posts often don’t receive any response. Threads rarely go more than one level deep. Threaded discussions scroll on...

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...

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...