You and your students can try Eli Review for free for two weeks. For new instructors, 14 days should provide plenty of time to take advantage of Eli’s rapid write-review-revise cycles and see if they’re a good fit. For returning instructors, 14 days should provide plenty of time for students to arrange financial aid, student loans, or other means to purchase a subscription.
You can start the two-week clock whenever you wish—today, next month, next semester. Just choose the date you want the free access to begin and students will be able to use it for free for two weeks after that time.
How does free access work?
Starting free two-week access
When you’re ready to begin a free trial, setup is automatic and easy:
Sign up: if you haven’t already, create an account and sign in. It’s always free for instructors and students.
Start a course: again, if you haven’t already, you’ll be prompted to start a course after signing up. This too is always free for instructors.
Set up your free access: you’ll see a button labelled “Start Your Free Two Weeks” – simply click it and specify when you want the access to start. You’ll receive a confirmation email and you’ll see a reminder that the course is free for students throughout the duration of the free window.
This video demonstrates the process for getting started with a free trial:
Sign up for Eli Review
Create a course
Set up your free access period
Making the most of your two free weeks
There are any number of ways to use Eli Review, but we recommend getting as much feedback and revision into your free two weeks as you can. For example, you might aim for three peer learning activities during this trial. Here’s a sample schedule:
We also have a sample activity schedule that will help you get your students signed up, giving helpful feedback, and revising in as little as 3 days.
What happens after two weeks?
You have options about how you and students can continue to benefit after the end date of the free access.
What happens to your course?
You may elect to continue using the course. If you do, students will need to purchase a subscription in order to continue participating in the course.
The course itself, including the task and course analytics, are always available to you for free. If you’d like a tour of the data Eli captured during the two week period, contact [email protected] to set up a time.
If you plan to use Eli in a later term, keep designing! Any writing and review tasks you save will be available when you “load task from library” in your next course.
What happens to student work if I don’t elect to continue?
Students retain permanent, free access to everything they previously completed during the two week trial.
Because students retain access, consider asking them to reflect on their experience giving helpful feedback by examining the “Feedback You Gave” report in a review task (link). Reflection makes the process count, emphasizes the learning goals related to better feedback, and can give you a richer account of student’s experiences in Eli.