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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

This release adds the ability for instructors to use annotations on student writing as a form of private feedback. When instructors annotate student writing, they will now have the option to set the privacy to "Student," which will allow only the student author and any instructors in the course to see that annotation. Now you can give private feedback on papers using annotations!

This release also includes core updates to Drupal 7.58 to address SA-CORE-2018-002. It's strongly recommended that all Lacuna users update their software.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Many have asked for it, now it's here. Lacuna v2.3 supports PDF annotation! When creating a new document, you can upload PDFs instead of text and your students can now annotate anywhere on the PDF. You can even include images in the PDF. Thanks go out to Cody Leff for adding this exciting new feature.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Poetic Media Lab is proud to introduce its newest project, Layered Translation. Layered Translation will build on the annotation and data visualization tools that we developed for Lacuna and use them to produce "layered" translations: translations that allow readers to go beyond the surface of a text. This project is under development and will be piloted in a course taught by Professors Amir Eshel and Vered Shemtov in Spring, 2018. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

In collaboration with Julia Azar Rubin, an MA student at the Graduate School of Education, Poetic Media Lab is developing a platform that harnesses Lacuna's annotation and data visualization tools to allow instructors to give students feedback on their writing more easily. Instead of feedback in the margins of papers that can get lost or misplaced and never looked at again, Lacuna for Writing keeps all of a student's feedback in one place, available at a glance, by allowing instructors to annotate their students' work and then categorize these annotations according to types of feedback.

Monday, September 26, 2016
Four faculty members from Foothill, De Anza, and San Mateo community colleges were selected as 2016-17 EPIC (Education Partnership to Internationalize Curriculum) Fellows working with the Poetic Media Lab. The EPIC program is funded by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to internationalize higher education in the United States.