Perusall is a social annotation tool that integrates with Canvas to increase participation, allowing students and instructors to annotate readings, asynchronously responding to each other’s comments and questions. Students can write full comments, “like” comments, use hashtags, link URLs to their comments and use emojis.  

Perusall proactively engages students with automated personalized guidance, ensuring continual motivation. Students help each other learn by collectively annotating readings in threads, responding to each other’s comments, and interacting. Large courses are automatically segmented into smaller groups to ensure productive discussion.

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Example of Perusall