Features of eTextbooks in Perusall
What is Perusall?
Perusall is a collaborative eTextbook platform. It requires you to create an online course, add eTextbooks by searching their catalogue of available titles, then share the course link with students. Popular Perusall features include the ability to annotate your online readings and share these notes collaboratively. Subject coordinators can also upload their own copyright compliant or creative licensed readings to their Perusall subject so students have access to a suite of materials. Perusall also has extensive interactive reading and assessment features.
|Study tools (eg. Annotating, highlighting, bookmarks, notes)|
|Collaboration features (team annotating. and commenting, discussion threads)|
|Downloading and printing||Publisher dependent|
|Search and navigation functionality|
|Accessibility (Read Aloud)|
|Ability to rent and purchase||Publisher depend|
|Number of devices to access||Unlimited|
|Require to create an account|
|Use Textbook extensions (eg. Publisher Question Banks)||Publisher dependent|
|Students ownership of eText||Ongoing access (depends if purchased or rented)|
|24/7 support services|
|Analytics to assess student progress|
|Integration and compatibility with the Canvas LMS|
Note: If you intend your students to use the Perusall functionality in your teaching practice, it is advised that students purchase through Perusall rather than other channels (eg. publisher websites).