If you incorporate class discussions revolving around readings in your courses, then Perusall could be a great tool to try out with your students!
In short, Perusall is a group annotation tool, built into Blackboard, that can be used to increase stimulating conversations around course content.
As a faculty member, you can add materials to your class Perusall by using the library tab. You can adopt textbooks from the Perusall catalog, upload your own materials, or snapshot pages from the web, link to videos, and podcasts.
Students can then highlight any area of the text and add their own questions, or information to share about the passage. Participants can then reply to each other’s annotations in threads. And/or, students can take private notes that incorporate their own writing with snippets from the readings.
By using Perusall students can participate in explaining their own thought processes, drawing attention to points in the text, posing questions, and assisting peers in their learning, all of which can have positive outcomes in learning and success.
Please feel free to reference the following links and videos which provide directions on how to get started with Perusall and further information about the tool.
- Linking Blackboard to Perusall
- Creating a Perusall Assignment in Blackboard
- Perusall website
- Instructor and Student Support for Perusall
- Perusall’s Knowledge Base: Knowledge Base includes articles about how to get started, how to create a course, and how to add content to your course.
Questions? Please fill out the Academy Request Form and an Academy team member will follow-up with you.