What are your thoughts on collaborative annotation?

Submit your feedback on requirements for a collaborative annotation tool!

The University is working towards an RFP process for collaborative annotation tools for the Academic Toolbox. This would be a new tool that would join the suite of application, though there has been experimental use of this type of tool across FASE and the University. 

How to submit feedback

Members of the University of Toronto community are invited to provide feedback on these draft requirements by sending their comments via email (included on the draft requirements document). If your feedback pertains to a specific item below, please reference the item number. At FASE, we've set up a form to help consolidate and prioritize feedback.

You can submit via the FASE Collaborative Annotation Solution Draft Requirements Feedback FormThe form includes a link to the current requirements document (Draft) and solicits your feedback on:

  1. Are these the appropriate requirements?
  2. Are there more requirements?

We are working on a pretty tight timeline (responses are due by end of day on Friday, March 04, 2022 so that we can submit by Monday, March 07, 2022) and this form will help us consolidate any feedback received. If you have already submitted feedback (many faculty using this type of tool were contacted directly, please do not resubmit it via this form. You're done!)

What is collaborative annotation?

A collaborative or social annotation tool allows multiple people to annotate and comment on the same piece of digital (online) content and share those annotations with others. You see this often using cloud documents (e.g. Word, Google docs) but there are also specialized applications that offer this type of collaboration (e.g. Perusall, Hypothes.is). There is a growing desire amongst UofT instructors to use these kinds of tools in a classroom context, where students in a class can annotate a shared piece of digital content, including, potentially, the class textbook. 



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