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Sorting Your Comment Digests

“The only important thing about feedback is what students do with it.” –Dylan William, “The Secret of Effective Feedback,” ASCD 73.7, April 2016 Our new browsable comment digest feature lets instructors see all the feedback students are sharing in one, easy to scroll view. And best of all, you can sort the feedback to highlight […]

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Incorporating 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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Teaching Students to Write Better Revision Plans

Revision drives learning. Getting students to revise rather than merely edit requires teaching students how to use feedback. Using feedback boils down to decision-making: How does this feedback help me? What do I do to address it? A revision plan is a place for students to think through their options, and it’s a place for […]

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Describe – Evaluate – Suggest : A Helpful Feedback Pattern

Learning to give helpful feedback takes practice. An easy way to start is to follow the describe-evaluate-suggest pattern. In the video below, one of Eli’s co-inventors Bill Hart-Davidson (@billhd) explains how the pattern works: The pattern gives students a very clear framework for how to give feedback: Describe – say what you see as a […]

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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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