Eli Review User Guide

Creating Courses

Courses allow you to group and organize your students into classes in Eli Review. Creating and managing courses do not require a subscription, but participating in course as a student (assignments, reviews, etc) does. Any Eli Review user can create and manage a course. All you need is a validated email address, which you can do in Account Settings.

Creating Courses

Instructors can create a new course from the Instructors tab on the Eli Review Dashboard.

The "Create New Course" feature, accessible from the Instructor Dashboard.The Create a Course form will ask you for the following basic information:

You’ll also be asked to identify your role in Eli – if you’re an instructor creating a course for your students, or a student creating a course for your classmates. If you’re an instructor, you’ll be asked the following questions:

Once you have completed the form, click on Create Course.  This will take you to your Course Page for the course you just created.

Courses and Institutional Purchases

When an institution makes a bulk purchase of Eli seats for their students, those seats are made available to students via instructors who create their own. Each institution will have a series of codes they can share with instructors that will give them access to the institution’s pool of seats.


The basic operation looks like this:

Getting your institution’s code: each institution will operate differently, but there will be at least one person at each institution designated as a “manager” who is responsible for distributing codes to instructors. If you’re not sure who the manager is at your institution, consider contacting your administrative assistants, department chairs, of you can contact customer support at [email protected] for assistance.

If you don’t have a code: if you know your institution has a code, but you don’t have it when creating your course, simply select “no” for the “does your institution have an Eli site license” question. You will be prompted to enter information about your institution manually, and your students will not be granted Eli seats when they enroll. However, you can enter the code later in your Course Settings and your students will then be given their seats.

Sufficient seats: it is possible that usage by students will exceed the number of seats purchased by the institution. Both you and your institution’s manager will be notified if the number of seats you need exceeds the number of seats available. If the institution does not elect to buy more seats, your students will be required to purchase a personal subscription.

Course Homepage

The Course Homepage can be thought of as “Mission Control” for a course – it ties all of the instructors tools together into a single display. It is the “landing page” instructors see once they’ve selected a course from their Eli Review homepage.


There are give navigation options in a course that are accessible from anywhere in the course:

Functions specific to the Course Homepage allow you to manage your tasks:

You’ll also be able to control the status of different tasks – you can choose to “Archive” a task that you don’t wan to be visible anymore. It’s never gone, though, just move to the “Archived Tasks” list.

Courses FAQ

What does it cost to create an Eli Review course?

Nada, nothing, zero – teachers use Eli Review for free. Instructors can sign up, enroll students, and manage tasks at no cost. The cost is incurred by students, who must purchase an Eli subscription to enroll in courses and participate in assignments and reviews.

How many courses can I create?

You can create as many courses as you need. It is recommended that you create one Eli course for each of the courses you teach – you have the option of putting all of your students from every one of your classes into an Eli course, managing assignments and reviews in this way is extremely difficult.

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