What Is Eli Review?

Eli Review is an online course tool created by instructors for instructors to promote effective peer feedback and critical thinking.

Step 1 : Assign your learners a task

Create tasks in Eli Review to help guide learners through projects and focus their attention on specific learning goals.
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Step 2 : Guide and give feedback

Eli allows you to create reviews, checklists, and prompts in any combination to match learning goals. You can even coordinate write-review-revise cycles to encourage more timely feedback and revision.
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Step 3 : Debrief and process feedback

You can see peer feedback in real-time, helping learners make good decisions on how to revise.
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Step 4 : Plan revision

Revision plans prompt students to reflect on feedback, making their thoughts visible for themselves and for you.
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Step 5 : Analyze and iterate

See improvement in students’ drafts, in the feedback they give and receive, and in revision plans.
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Success Stories

Real comments from inspiring instructors and learners.

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If my students are only getting feedback from me, they’re not getting enough.

Chris Sloan (@csloan), Judge Memorial High School

Eli provides analytic data that I can use to track progress with writing for each student. I can follow and track students as a reviewer and writer, and it’s all in the same place.

Dawn Reed (@dawnreed), Okemos High School

I build Eli Review into the logic of the assignment sequences so that giving feedback and using it to revise becomes second nature.

Scott Rogers (@scottlorgers), Pacific Lutheran University

Being able to do more than just write comments in the margins and do different things with feedback, these basic writers are writing more and, I think, they’re thinking about writing in some different ways.

Lynn Reid, Fairleigh Dickinson University

I am more in-touch with each individual student over time and can document and demonstrate growth because of Eli.

Michael Schanhals (@NMLit), North Muskegon High School

Latest Posts

Showcase Across the Disciplines

Faculty in 6 Disciplines Share Their Most Effective Peer Reviews Instructors talking to instructors is one of our favorite forms of peer learning, so we invited you to talk with some of Eli’s most experienced faculty. In each 30 minute session, faculty  share their most effective peer review and then take questions. Biology First-Year Writing […]

Hack: #Hashtag Comments in Eli Review

At Eli Review, we love to hack the app so that instructors can guide students in giving and using better feedback. #Hashtags are used to identify topics. On social media platforms like Twitter, searching a #hashtag will show all the posts that include it. Mike Edwards from Washington State University first shared the idea of […]

Professional Development Workshop Schedule

Instructors use Eli Review to assign online peer learning that increases students’ critical thinking and engagement. Seeing the app work helps instructors imagine how Eli can fit in their own syllabus. That’s where our free online professional development workshops start.  Participants share a syllabus blurb or talking points for explaining why peer feedback is valuable. Then, […]

Workshops and Events


Peer Learning Workshop

March 8, 2021 thru March 12, 2021

Peer Learning Workshop

April 12, 2021 thru April 16, 2021

Peer Learning Workshop

May 3, 2021 thru May 7, 2021

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Additional Resources

How Do I Get Started?

Get set up in a just a few clicks to get fast, effective results.

Browse Instructor Resources

Our extensive resources introduce you to the theories behind Eli Review and provide customized teaching materials.

Consult with Expert Instructors

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