Integrating Perusall with Canvas

Perusall is an annotation tool that integrates with Canvas. To integrate Perusall into your course, please follow the steps below. For further assistance, please contact Canvas@Yale.edu

Perusall allows students and their instructors to collaboratively markup .pdf documents. This tool also allows:

  • User tagging with email alerts and Perusall inbox alert.
  • Tagging of annotations as questions automatically when a user uses a question mark.
  • Ability to filter annotations to view questions, unanswered questions, annotations by instructor, or annotations by a specific student.
  • Automatic grading.
  • Confusion report to see where students have the most questions.
  • Provides a downloadable .csv of all annotations in an assignment.

Adding Perusall to Your Canvas Course

From your course, click Settings [1], choose Navigation [2]. Scroll down to the list of disabled apps, until you get to Perusall. Click the settings icon next to Perusall [4], and choose Enable [5].

Settings>Navigation>Settings>Enable

Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click Save [5].

Save changes

Perusall will now appear on the left navigation in your course. As an instructor enrolled in the course, once you click on the Perusall tab, a course will be created within Perusall.

You can then integrate Perusall Assignments into Canvas by following these steps.

For more information on Perusall, please visit the Perusall website.