Note: For grades to synchronize properly to Moodle, you must set Perusall up ahead a time without students accessing the course. Follow the steps below for how to add an assignment in Perusall. Please pay attention to step five as it is critical to ensure that grades sync to Moodle.
Perusall is an e-reader platform that allows students and faculty to annotate assigned readings, text, video and more. It allows for the engagement that is similar to social media postings and platforms.
If you are interested in any types of pedagogical applications, please visit the Perusall Exchange where educators across the globe discuss how they used Perusall over the past year and in other scenarios.
Here at The College of Wooster, instructors have access to Perusall through Moodle (LMS). Educational Technology has put together some resources including videos to help walk you through from setting up to grading Perusall assignments.
When you first visit your course in Perusall via Moodle, you will notice four steps on how to get up and running in Perusall. We have added an extra step to help you break it down better with Moodle.
Step 1: Add the Perusall Activity to your Moodle Course
To use Perusall in your course, use the add an activity or resource to your Moodle course.
Step 2: Adjust Your Perusall Course Settings
Visit the settings tab to adjust your course settings. This includes the following:
- Adding a personal message
- Changing how Perusall handles groups
- Edit the scoring components and decide how scores will be released
Watch our video on Perusall to learn how to adjust your course settings.
Step 3: Add Materials to Perusall
Visit the library tab to add your materials that you intend to use for the assignments. You can add the following types materials to Perusall:
- Books from the Perusall Catalog
- Web Page
- Documents from Dropbox
- Documents from your computer
- Materials from another Perusall course
- Podcast episode
Step 4: Create Assignments
Create your assignments by visiting the assignment tab and clicking on the green button, “add an assignment.” You can also add an assignment via the library.
Step 5: Create Links in Moodle for Students to Access Content
After creating your assignments in Perusall, you now need to create the assignments back in Moodle for your students to click on to take them into Perusall. By clicking on the assignment from Moodle, the student grades will be recorded back into Moodle.
In the assignment tab, click on the assignment. On the right hand side you will see “Copy Title for LMS.” After you have copied this you can now go back to Moodle to add it as the name for the assignment. For a demonstration on how to do this in Moodle, please see our video on Create Moodle Links for Perusall Assignments.