Category: Annotation

This category shows all annotation tools. Looking for something specific? Skip to Annotate Audio, Annotate Image/Video, Annotate Text, Annotate Web. Or see the Collaborative Annotation Tools comparison.

Power Notes Interface

PowerNotes

PowerNotes: an easy-to-use, minimally intrusive Chrome extension for web annotation and citation management. Ideal for taking quick or extensive annotations on texts you read online while the platform automatically stores your highlights, notes, and links to the sources, allowing you to organize them into different topics and different projects. You can export an outline of …

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Lacuna Stories interface

Lacuna Stories

Lacuna Stories is an online collaborative annotation platform designed with students and instructors in mind, by Stanford University’s Poetic Media Lab. One of Lacuna’s biggest strengths is its “sewing kit”—which allows you to sort annotations by subject, tag, annotated text, etc— and its analytics tool on the instructor’s Dashboard, which generates graphs of how the text …

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Google Docs

Google Docs

Google Docs: share Google Docs in order to collaborate on text documents, or limit students to “comment” on documents you don’t want them to edit. It autosaves every 2 seconds, allows synchronous editing, keeps a full revision history (which allows you to see who does what on group projects) and saves all comments automatically. Read more about Google Docs …

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Medium

Medium

Medium: a sleek blog-publishing platform designed for optimizing interactions between author and readers with marginalia comments, which can be made private or public (the latter, with the approval of the author). Comments can be enabled in fully published mode or in draft mode (whose visibility is limited to individuals with the unlisted link). Great platform …

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Scalar

Scalar: open-source, media-rich scholarly publishing platform ideal for creating non-linear narratives. Requiring minimal technical expertise, this platform offers its authors a robust database system for to catalogue their work, which can be experienced by the public through different pathways, and from different access points. It supports collaborative authoring, reader comments, and offers a wide range of annotating tools. FREE.

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Annotation Studio

Annotation Studio

Annotation Studio: an open-source platform being developed by MIT, designed specifically for pedagogical use, the Annotation Studio allows students to develop close-reading skills by digitally annotating texts using words, images, and/or videos, either individually or collaboratively. Students can then use their annotations to compose and revise papers. FREE

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Annotate.co

Annotate.co

Annotate.co: an online annotation tool that allows you to collaborate with invited users in designated roles. Converts your documents and images to PDFs, stores them in workspaces, and lets you share single documents or entire workspaces. Add tags to documents, hold discussions, vote on annotations, and compare revisions. FREE (for sharing with up to 2 people)/Premium ($16/month …

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Google Apps for Education

NYU has licensed a set of Google products to handle communication, calendars, file storage, and other teaching and learning apps, according to these Terms of Use. The full suite of Google Apps for Education include: Mail Calendar Drive (file storage and sharing) Classroom (LMS; NYU Classes remains the university’s official LMS) Docs (word processor) Sheets (spreadsheet) Groups (listserves) Hangouts (video …

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NowComment

NowComment: Free web app for digitally annotating online documents in a “social context,” that is, allowing other students to read and add to each other’s annotations. Inline annotations on NowComment appear on a 2-pane interface, alongside the respectively annotated parts of the text, enabling contextualized reading and analysis. NowComment annotates html and Microsoft Word documents, but PDF upload …

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YouTube

YouTube: Did you know you can add annotations to any video that you upload to YouTube? There is no collaborative feature here, but it provides an easy way to add text, including links, to your video.Most popular video sharing platform, with capabilities for live streaming and creating video channels. Also, see tutorial for how to blur faces on YouTube …

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Kaizena

Kaizena: Designed specifically for teachers to annotate and provide feedback on student work, Kaizena integrates directly with Google Drive. Instructors can create groups for each class and provide feedback on student work by adding comments, audio feedback, and scores with a rubric. For common issues, instructors can create a library of lessons designed to help …

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