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.
NOTE: In the video, I talk about a $12.50 fee, but the subscription to Eli Review is included in the Equitable Access program for textbooks in Fall 2020. You need to adopt Eli Review like you would a textbook at the UCD bookstore, and students will receive a subscription code.
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.