A bigger, better toolset focused on discussion, collaboration and student engagement.vs. Perusall's social annotation tool
Harmonize’s full suite of online discussion & collaboration tools provides students and instructors with everything they need to have vibrant online courses, including: image, video & PDF annotation, chat, polls, and Q&A. Content is structured naturally.
When we focus only on annotation, the basic PDF annotation features of Harmonize and Perusall are the same, as are the video annotation features. For PDFs, instructors can upload a PDF and students can comment on it by highlighting and replying to each other’s comments.
Harmonize focuses on a simple, streamlined ability to upload a PDF with minimal instructor set up needed.
Perusall has a some more advanced features that could warrant additional complexity, and it’s up to your use case to determine if those are worth the additional configuration overhead.
Those features include:
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Help students express themselves by posting images, video, audio, or text
Help students see what’s expected of them, and when, so they make substantive, on-time contributions
Save time for instructors with LMS gradebook integration and autograding
Give students control of discussions with tools that encourage them to contribute.
Improve participation with tools that bring everybody into the conversation
Provide interactive feedback and help students engage more deeply with content
Integrate Harmonize with your plagiarism software to auto-detect unoriginal content
Enable students and instructors to communicate privately or in groups
Assess comprehension and knowledge with polls that engage the whole class
Let students answer each others’ questions with public boards
Use Harmonize with any major LMS. Harmonize feels so familiar to instructors and students that there’s virtually no learning curve.
It’s simple to get started — Harmonize plugs right in!
To ensure academic integrity, Harmonize then integrates with the major plagiarism detection services, like Turnitin or Unicheck, to ensure that the students’ work is authentic.