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Hack: Coaching Students for Anonymous Feedback

Eli Review’s anonymity feature creates a double-blind peer review: writers do not know reviewers’ names, and reviewers do not know writers’ names. When anonymity is engaged, student names are replaced with Classmate # (see screenshot below). The number varies with the student’s group membership, so they are unlikely to be represented by the same number […]

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Tips from Eli Review Instructors

Eli Review is a peer learning app, helping students learn to give better feedback and use it to revise. Instructors using Eli rely on peer learning too. We help each other teach—rather than merely assign—feedback and revision. Reflecting on her experiences using Eli this year, Libby Miles at the University of Vermont observed: There is […]

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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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