To add a comment, highlight text in your document using the Text annotation tool to click and drag your cursor over a section of material. You can also use the Figure annotation tool to either (1) click to drop a map pin anywhere on the page or (2) click and drag to create a rectangular highlight anywhere on the page. (If you are using a mobile device in figure annotation mode, tap once to drop a map pin anywhere on the page, or tap and hold–and then drag your finger–to highlight a rectangle.)
A new conversation window will appear on the right side panel where you can create your comment. Press Enter or click Submit to save the comment; it will be immediately visible to your classmates.
To edit a comment, click on the comment. Change the text of your comment as needed, and then press Enter to save your changes. To delete a comment, click the trash can icon beneath the comment bubble.
Please note To avoid disrupting the flow of an ongoing conversation, you can only delete or edit a comment until someone has responded to it.
Perusall provides rich tools to both instructors and students to add dynamic content to comments.
When you @-mention someone, they will be notified by email and in their notifications inbox in the course.
- To mention someone in a comment, type the “@” symbol and a list of other students and instructors will pop up. Use your keyboard or mouse to select the person you want to mention. You can also choose to @-mention everyone in the conversation, which notifies everyone who has participated in the thread.
- To quote another student or instructor, highlight part of their comment and a box will appear asking if you would like to quote their comment in your reply. You can use this feature to respond to a particular comment or part of a comment earlier in the conversation.
Students are then able to download their comments on any item in the library, if they so choose. They'll do this by going to their course library, clicking on a desired document, and then pressing "download my comments".