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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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Seeing Comment Counts as Learning Analytics

Eli Review’s Analytics show trends in comment volume. In this post, we will demonstrate how to access comment volume data and suggest ways of interpreting it. Jeff Grabill likes to say that “you can’t teach what you can’t see.” The first thing a teacher needs to see is who is engaging in the activities and […]

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