Groups and Sub-groups

Annotate PRO has three levels of organization. Libraries, groups, and sub-groups. Libraries are used for broad topics. For example, our College Edition library that covers writing skills or the Presentation Skills library that covers how to give a presentation. Groups take that topic and break it down into a more narrow focus. For example, the Presentation Skills library has groups for Slide Design, Argument, Q&A sessions, etc. 

Sub-groups

AP+ and Institutional users can also create sub-groups which are groups created inside of other groups. For example, the College Edition Library has a group for Formatting and Citation, and has sub-groups for MLA, APA, and other style guidelines. 

Why 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.

Power User Tip: Both free and paid AP users can quickly show and hide Favorites by selecting and deselecting AP Libraries and by making specific Groups inactive. For instance, you might organize all the Comments you use for a specific assignment in one or two Groups. If you aren't providing feedback on that assignment, simply make those Groups inactive and you won't see the Favorites in AP.