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NowComment has the most sophisticated collaboration tools available for group discussion, annotation, and curation of texts, images, and videos.

It displays threaded commenting alongside the sentences and paragraphs of texts, the areas of images, and timestamps of videos to create engaging online conversations literally in context. Brainstorm, debate, and collaborate as never before!

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Interesting comments can be found quickly (they're tied to relevant document passages), and summary lines make skimming fast and easy.


Any sentence, paragraph, image, or video can have multiple conversations, keeping discussions focused and on-topic.

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NowComment has the features to handle very large groups: notifications, assignments, subgroups, moderation, and more.

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By default comments are off to the side (with multiple sort options!), but you can also display comments in-line.

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Jun 1

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May 31

The lexile level for a sixth grader is 925L to 1070L. To make this text appropriate for readers in this level, we will simplify the text so that all of the language used in the output is in the lexile range that has been chosen for the reader.

One morning, Gregor Samsa awoke to find himself transformed into a creepy creature. He was lying on his back, with a big brown stomach divided into sections like a lobster shell. The bedspread wasn’t enough to cover him and it kept falling off. His small legs were useless as he looked around.

The keywords in the original text that are not in the revised version are “troubled dreams”, “armour-like”, and “pitifully thin”.

Troubled dreams: having a disturbing dream.

Armour-like: resembling protective body covering such as medieval armor.

Pitifully thin: extremely thin in an undesired and sad way.

Now you have a simplified version of the text that is in your lexile range, and a list of keywords and definitions. Try to re-read the original text and see if you can better understand it now.

May 31

We have just read a short piece about Gregor Samsa’s transformation into a horrible vermin. He wakes one morning and finds himself physically transformed into something he could never have anticipated. We can see the physical description of a bedding that can hardly cover his body and his many “pitifully thin” legs that wave about helplessly. This passage leaves us with the mystery of how this transformation occurred and why. We can ponder the strange reality of what has happened to Gregor and wonder what will unfold as the story progresses.

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How to Comment
  • Click icons on the left to see existing comments.
  • Desktop/Laptop: double-click any text, highlight a section of an image, or add a comment while a video is playing to start a new conversation.
    Tablet/Phone: single click then click on the "Start One" link (look right or below).
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