Eli Review is a program that allows students to upload drafts and complete peer reviews online. It has a lot more tools than the Canvas peer review feature. It collects data and saves all the comments so that students can self-reflect as writers during their revision process and self-assess as peer reviewers in order to provide stronger feedback.
This video will introduce you to the main features of Eli Review and show you how I use them in my course. If you want captions, open it in Aggie video.
If you are ready for more, here are the explanations of how Eli Review works from their website.
- Here is a video I have made to introduce Eli Review to my students.
- Here is a video where I explain the ratings system to my students. The ratings system allows writers to rate the feedback in terms of helpfulness. It's a very useful feature of this program!
- Eli Review has tutorials for students, and I share these with them in addition to the videos I have made.
- Giving Helpful Feedback in Eli Review. This shows you what the peer reviews look like on the students' side.
- Using Feedback to Build a Revision Plan. The revision plans are a great feature of Eli Review because they help writers go through the feedback and make a plan on how to improve their drafts.
Useful Eli Review Resources (even if you don't use the program in your classes!)
- Describe, Evaluate, Suggest is a strategy for guiding students towards giving useful feedback. There's a quick video describing the strategy.
- Giver's Gain describes the benefits that writers get out of giving helpful feedback to others.
- The Eli Review Blog has all sorts of news, tips, and strategies related to Eli Review and peer reviews in general.