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Comprehension

Improve students' analytical and comprehension skills by social annotation

How does it work?

Comprehension is a social annotation tool that helps students to better process various types of study material such as videos, audio, images or documents. Students are primed on predetermined topics specified by teachers. Students select and annotate parts of the material where the predefined topics are discussed. This helps students to grasp the structure of the material and improves students’ comprehension skills.

Optionally, annotations of peers can be set as visible for collaborative learning purposes.

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Tool Features

Teachers can select whether to use the tool with audio, video, image or text-based material with the tool.

Click here to see all supported file types.

Teachers can set topics that they want students to identify in the material.

The tool provides teachers an overview of annotations per topic to show the level of student comprehension of the material.

Teachers can promote collaborative learning by letting students view and comment on peer annotations within the tool.

The tool allows teachers to grade the performance of students based on criteria such as material view, annotation completion, etc. The grades are synchronized with the LMS.

Click here to learn more about configurable grading.

Teachers have the ability to download all the data in the assignment as a .csv file.

Click here to find out more about downloading student analytics.

The tool does not allow students to download the artifacts to protect copyrighted materials.

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Pedagogical value

Teaching value

Comprehension activates students' knowledge and encourages them to think about the material before consuming. It provides an effective way to flip your classroom and engage your students. Prepared students will also allow teachers to go more in-depth when analysing materials.

Learning value

Comprehension helps students to adopt a smarter learning strategy and allows them to better grasp the structure of study material. Visible annotations of peers can foster collaborative learning and activate students to evaluate their own annotations.

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Case Study

Developing academic reading skills with Comprehension
Discover how OsloMet used our Comprehension tool to improve students' academic reading skills.

Significantly higher student engagement: +94% completion rate

Higher student satisfaction:
evaluation increased from 6 to 7.3

IMS Global certification

FeedbackFruits received the IMS Global certification for interoperability between LMS Systems and our External Tools, and Data Privacy. As a provider, our adherence to the IMS community implies ongoing commitment to solve problems, revise implementations and conduct proper testing.

Data Secure certification

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Frequently asked questions

Are there notifications available?

Students are notified of activities (for comment replies, upvotes, deadlines) via email once a day. For teachers, notifications are sent if there are comments directly linked to them.

Will students still see deadlines in the LMS calendar?

Yes, deadlines for assignments will be synced and pushed directly to the LMS calendar.

Is there analytics of student performance available?

Yes, we provide an overview of student progress in all tools along with more in-depth performance analytics according to each tool.

How do students keep track of their progress?

Students can keep track of their progress through the various process trackers and tabs available in assignments. Additionally, students will get additional notifications when deadlines are approaching.

Are the assignments reusable?

Yes, teachers can reuse the assignments they created by choosing ‘copy from existing’ in the set up.

Can students study at their own pace?

Yes, students can study the materials at their own pace and participate in the activities as long as the deadline has not passed.

How does this tool work?

Comprehension aims to help guide students to better annotate and understand the study material by focusing on topics specified by the teacher.

Can students see annotations of their peers?

Yes, if the assignment is set up as a group assignment, students will be able to see their peers' annotations.

Can I make it a formative assessment?

Yes, teachers can decide if they want the assignment to be formative or summative.

Is anonymity available?

The assignment can be set up as a group activity where students can see each others’ annotation and collaborate with peers or as an individual assignment in which students will annotate the study material individually.

How are students guided while annotating?

Students are guided by annotating based on topics defined by the teacher. Students will annotate according to the topics specified and summarize their annotation if required.

What file types are supported?

For Comprehension, we support the following:
Document: doc, docx, pdf, pages, txt, ppt, pptx, ppsx, key, odp, ods, rtf, odt
Audio: MP3, WAV, WMA, M4A, OGG, OGA, OPUS, FLAC, AAC, WEBA
Video: MP4, MPG, WMV, MOV, AVI, WEBM, FLV, MKV
Image: png, jpg, svg, gif, bmp, tiff, webp

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