What is Perusall?

Perusall is an e-reader platform that allows students and faculty to digitally annotate assigned readings with text, links, and embedded content. Faculty can assign and manage course readings, track student engagement, and facilitate discussion.

Accessibility & Privacy

If using this tool, including the following links in your course help meet Quality Matters (QM) Standards 6.4 and 8.6, respectively:

Additional Information

Please consult Penn State Courseware for actions needed for authorization. 

At a Glance

person Availability: Students, Faculty, Staff

paid Cost: Free

smartphone Mobile App: Yes

web Canvas Integration: Yes

dvr Supported Technologies: Computer, Mobile device, Internet

alarm Learning Curve: 30 mins - 1 hr

Practical Applications

Pedagogical Goals:

  • Create a Classroom Community
  • Disseminate Info / Deliver Content
  • Have Asynchronous Conversations
  • Increase Student Collaboration Outside of Class
  • Increase Student Participation
Associated Teaching Activities:
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