Audience: Franklin University students.
Disclaimer: The results and functionality of the following article may not be possible if you are not part of the intended audience.
Perusall for Students
For an assignment based on a video, play the video. When you get to a spot you want to annotate, click the Add Comment button. A panel will open on the right where you can type your annotation. Press Enter to submit the comment; your classmates will see it appear in real time.
For an assignment based on text, drag and highlight the part of the text you want to annotate. Once you finish highlighting, the right-side panel will open and you can type your annotation. If you're having trouble highlighting text, read Why can't I highlight part of the text?
Perusall How-To Guides
- Getting Started Since Perusall is integrated in the learning management system (Canvas), you can skip the section about enrolling.
- How do I create, edit, or delete a comment?
- What is upvoting, and how do I upvote comments?
- How is annotation quality determined?
- How do I use Perusall with the keyboard?
Launching Your Perusall Assignments
- Click on the Perusall assignment in Canvas. You don't need to create an account.
- Important! Make sure you launch each Perusall assignment from the corresponding assignment-specific link in Canvas. Do not go to the Perusall website to do your assignments.
- Click on the assignment you wish to work on, then click Work on Assignment.
- I can't see my own comments
- Why do I not see all of my classmates' comments?
- Why can't I highlight part of the text?
- Why do I see an exclamation point next to some of my scores in My Scores?
Accessibility in Perusall
Perusall has several features that can be used to increase the accessibility of materials and assignments:
- Course materials can be read aloud from within Perusall without having to use specialized screen reader software
- Text size and color contrast can be changed
- Open Dyslexic Font for reading is supported
For Videos and Podcasts:
- Perusall will show captions on YouTube videos when available. YouTube only provides captions to Perusall when they are uploaded by the video author (i.e., YouTube's automatically-generated captions won't show up in the Perusall player).
- To access the original YouTube video and any associated transcript or additional captions that aren't accessible within Perusall, click "View original web page" in the Perusall Library entry for that video.
- If captions are not available in a video-based assignment, it is recommended that you use Live Caption in Chrome.
- For more information, visit Perusall's Accessibility page.