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Perusall is a service for instructors to post their course readings, textbooks, and PDFs online. Students access the course material and can annotate the readings, post comments, and ask questions publically shared with the entire class. Completing readings can become graded assignments and the entire class (or multiple sections of a course) can work together to understand the material. Now, Perusall can automatically connect with LATTE for a seamless learning experience, without having students create an additional log-in.
Perusall's annotation and commenting features allow for a wide range of activities:
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Please continue the instructions in the next tab Step 2: Create the Perusall Assignment to finish creating the Persuall activity.
Congratulations! The Perusall assignment has been created within your LATTE course!
Once a Perusall link has been created within your LATTE course, ask students to click on the assignment link. An account will automatically be created for them the first time they open Perusall. The assigned reading will appear, and students can highlight, comment, ask questions, or even add an emoji reaction!
If you have created groups, students will be randomly assigned to them. If you prefer to manually assign to students to groups, you must do so within the Perusall course page. Access the Course Setting and select the Group Options tab. You can manually assign students into a group by placing the group number next to the student's name.
If you have already created a Perusall account outside your LATTE course, these directions will not work for you. You will receive an error message saying you already have an account. Email the Library for help setting up your course with Perusall using the older method.