Category: Annotation

Prism is a tool for crowdsourced textual analysis and interpretation created the Praxis program at the University of Virginia’s Scholarslab. The platform allows contributors to add color-coded highlights to key terms, concepts, and sections in the text that correspond to pre-defined themes. The work can then be displayed as a visualization, showing this markup in […]

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December 10, 2020

Exhibit (exhibit.so) is storytelling tool from The University of St Andrews that takes advantage of of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) standard, allowing users to create sequential annotations on images from institutional image repositories such as the Princeton University Digital Library (DPUL), the Princeton University Art Museum, and many other institutions. Annotations are displayed […]

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October 30, 2020

Perusall is e-reader and course readings manager with collaborative features for commenting and annotation. It allows you to upload or link to a wide variety of different media, from PDFs to videos to actual textbooks, which students can then read and annotate collaboratively. Why Use Perusall? students using Perusall tend to complete readings at rates […]

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September 8, 2020

The McGraw Commons is an online publishing platform for teaching and learning. Powered by WordPress, the McGraw Commons provides quick and easy website creation and a wide array of tools that encourage participation, active learning, and creative expression. Course blogs support tagging, commenting, and the inclusion of images, audio, video, and maps in posts. Why […]

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April 28, 2020

Hypothesis is an open-source collaborative tool supporting the annotation of and discussion around digital texts. Hypothesis provides a marginal discussion area to documents such as webpages and PDF files. Hypothesis can be enabled on select readings (public webpages and PDFs) and can be public, private or restricted to a group of users. Hypothesis provides four […]

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April 28, 2020

VoiceThread is a platform for discussion of multimedia, creating a threaded conversation around files. Users can comment on images, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs.  Comments can be in the form of text, audio or video and can be submitted directly on the platform using the user’s computer’s built-in microphoneand web camera, […]

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April 27, 2020