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Setting Up Perusall in your Course

Perusall is one of many Digital Social Reading tools available to you as an instructor, and in many cases it can be used for free! If you’re utilizing your own materials, or if you’re using Perusall’s Open Educational Resources, you can use this resource for no cost with your students. Learn more about pricing and costs associated with this tool here.

In this guide, we’ll review the brief setup process for adding Perusall into your Brightspace course either on the content page or in the navbar. If you’d like to create assignments that link back to you Brightspace gradebook, please review our guide on that process here

 

Updated Spring 2022
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Step 1: Adding Perusall to the Content Area

  1. Open your course and navigate to the Content page
  2. Select the module in which you’d like to add Perusall from the left sidebar
  3. Select the Existing Activities dropdown, then choose External Learning Tools
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the pop-up window and choose Create New LTI Link
  5. Enter the following information:
    1. Title: Perusall
    2. LTI URL: https://app.perusall.com/lti/launch
  6. The Tool dropdown will be automatically be populated with Legacy LTI Tool. Select the Create and Insert button.
  7. From here, select the dropdown arrow next to the link you just created, then choose Edit Properties In-Place.
  8. Select the Open as External Resource checkbox, then reload the page.
  9. Open your Perusall link and a class will automatically be generated for you on Perusall’s platform

Step 2: Adding a Perusall Link to your Course Navbar

Note: You must complete Step 1 before adding the link to your Navbar.

  1. Open your course and navigate to Course Admin -> Navigation & Themes
  2. Select the navbar currently listed as “Active.” If the link for this navbar is not blue, please refer to our guide on editing your navbar
  3. Under Links, select the Add Links button
  4. Select Create Custom Link at the top of the window
  5. In the Name box, enter Perusall
  6. Under URL, select the Insert Quicklink button
  7. Select External Learning Tools from the list
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the list on the following page and choose Create New LTI Link.
  9. Enter the following information:
    1. Title: Perusall
    2. LTI URL: https://app.perusall.com/lti/launch
  10. The Tool dropdown will be automatically be populated with Legacy LTI Tool. Select the Create and Insert button
  11. Click Create. You’ll receive a notification on your screen that your link has been created successfully
  12. Select Add to add the link you’ve created to your navbar
  13. Move your Perusall link where you’d like it to be among your other navbar items, then select Save and Close