Perusall has a Getting started page for students, which has explicit instructions and tutorial videos.
If you will be integrating Perusall with your LMS, then there is no setup or enrollment required from the student's side -- they just click on links in your LMS to launch into Perusall.
If you will be using Perusall standalone, here are instructions that you can provide to students so they can enroll in your course (your course code is displayed on your course home page in Perusall -- it is of the form YOURNAME-XXXX):
- Go to perusall.com, click Login, and then either log in using your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account, or create an account using your email address and password.
- Select I am a student and enter the course code ____.
- You will be prompted to purchase the book for this course the first time you try to access the book or a reading assignment from the book. You can purchase access online using a credit card.
Finally, we also suggest that you provide students with two documents relating to Perusall. First, you can download and modify a one-page rubric that explains what Perusall is, how it works, and how students are graded. (You may need to edit this document to reflect the scoring settings you have set for your course.) You can also provide students with a set of example comments with associated quality scores and an explanation for each score, to help them get a feel for what sorts of comments and questions they should be posting.