Perusall allows group annotation of texts, websites, videos, and podcasts. It offers auto-grading and can provide access to a number of publisher texts (with student-paid fees) found in a searchable database. Students can “upvote” peer annotations. Perusall requires a separate account/login for both faculty and students. 

Considerations for using Perusall

Instructors must first create assignments on Perusall, then copy them into Canvas using the external tool feature in assignments or modules.

Currently, Perusall does not support a TA role. 

Getting started with Perusall

For support using Perusall, visit the vendor's help page. Perusall's terms of use and privacy policy can be found here. Perusall has passed Cornell’s Web Accessibility Review.