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Eli Hacks: Reusable Reviewer Groups

One of the feature requested most often from instructors most often is an option to arrange students into feedback groups and save those groups for later use so that the groups don’t need to be created over and over again. This is especially important for instructors who have regular groups or teams that carry over […]

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Eli Hacks: Link Directly to Eli Review Tasks

One of the challenges of using an app is getting students into the online assignment. A course management system like Blackboard or Infinite Campus puts all the tools in one place, which makes it convenient for students. It’s easy to add Eli Review tasks to your LMS, emails, or other online spaces with a link. […]

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Hacking Eli: How to See More Trends in Comments

Eli Review provides a digital scaffold for review and revision, and one of its innovations is the way comments are captured, used, and reported in the system. That innovation emerges from three core ideas: Giving helpful feedback helps writers improve. Comments are a genre instructors need to teach. Comments are a performance record of students’ […]

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Turning Comment Digests into Wordle Word Clouds

Eli Review’s review comment digest allows instructors to download all comments exchanged by students as a CSV file that can be searched and sorted and transformed in any number of interesting ways. One very simple transformation is creating a word cloud. There are many free word cloud tools online, but one that we recommend is wordle.net, […]

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Hacking Eli Review: Shared Review Targets

Instructors often have to find creative hacks to make their tools support their pedagogies. A popular hack for Eli Review is making a shared review target, or a single text reviewed by an entire class (or shared among a group). Asking students to read and respond to the same text can be useful for a […]

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