ECDS’s Sara Palmer and LITS software engineer Rebecca Koeser introduced participants in a faculty development workshop last week to Readux as a platform supporting group annotation of texts in the classroom. The workshop was part of Emory’s Quality Enhancement Plan that focuses on encouraging first-year students to examine the nature of evidence. An innovative way to engage with primary sources, Readux now supports working in groups that can annotate and publish annotated books collaboratively. Groups are currently managed by site administrators but future releases will allow all logged-in users of Readux to create and manage their own groups.
We’re also pleased to announce some exciting new enhancements to annotation in Readux. When annotating, users can now:
- Create links to related pages of a volume
- Embed audio and video clips
- Link their Zotero account to Readux and easily add citations to annotations
- Search the full text of annotations on a volume
To find out more about how Readux may be used in your research or teaching, please contact us!