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Case Study: Implementation at San Francisco State University

Institution: San Francisco State University Program: First and Second Year Writing Administrators: John Holland and Jennifer Trainor Jennifer Trainor Eli has transformed our program in a couple of key ways. 1. Eli teachers in our program, because of the professional development Eli provides, have become teacher-leaders on our campus. 2. Eli has helped us understand […]

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Not So Random Facts about the Eli Review Team

This fall, the Eli Review team happily welcomes 80+ new instructors and 18 new institutions. We’d like to introduce ourselves by answering some common questions. Who is the Eli Review team? We are four writing teachers. We wear a lot of hats: Mike McLeod, co-inventor of Eli Review and Head of Product Jeff Grabill, co-inventor […]

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Tip: How can students get notifications when Eli tasks are due?

Eli does not have automatic notifications, but there’s an easy way to use your LMS to send them by inserting deep links to Eli tasks inside announcements or calendar events. In your Eli Review course dashboard, click on the link icon to the left of the task title. A banner appears at the top, indicating […]

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Tip: Where can I write on students’ drafts in Eli Review?

You can’t. You haven’t missed a button. It’s not there. Eli Review is a peer feedback environment. The app is not designed for teacher markup. In our 2016 blog post “Know When To Shut Up: Part I,” we wrote: Instructors are no doubt the most powerful provider of feedback. We can tell students things they […]

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Peer Review and Its Effects on TurnItIn Similarity Scores: A Report and a Fable

An Observational Report and a Fable Once upon a time, three instructors were talking about their students’ Similarity Reports from TurnItIn.com. The instructors lamented the department’s requirement to have students submit their work to be checked by a moderately accurate algorithm against a behemoth, exploitative database, but their efforts to resist, though emboldened by Morris […]

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