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Michael SilvaFeb 22, 2024

I love this extension. It took a little bit of time to figure it out, but once I did, I cut my grading time in half, and as a high school teacher grading a hundred essays, that really adds up. I mostly use my own customized comments for a Spanish for Native Speakers class. I also lead workshops to support new and veteran teachers, and while I really don't like talking about paid/commercial products, I never hesitate to bring up this tool. It's helped my workflow immensely, and more importantl... Show more

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Alex BuntingJan 21, 2023

This is generally fine and has been very useful in the past, but has now ceased to function in google docs. It just doesn't load :(

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Mark PenningtonDeveloperJan 30, 2023

Hi Alex, Glad e-Comments has been useful for you. Seems to be working fine in Google docs with no other "doesn't load" reports. Mark

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LMSven JärgenstedtMar 1, 2021

This is a great extension. For me as a teacher it works perfectly. It´s easy to use and after having created your own comments, you can use it for many (all?) subjects. Some months ago I had some problem. I contacted the team and I got very quick support althouht it was at a Saturday! (Tt showed up that it was due to a google update). I really would recommand this program and I am very happy that I found out about this addon.

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Keith WhiteAug 29, 2020

vert helpful to have comments ready at hand . . .. instead of typing each one

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K Mason SchecterAug 4, 2020

An incomparable time saver for annotating student essays. Custom comments are easily added and modified, and each generation of this extension has improved significantly upon the last. Truly excellent.

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Mark PenningtonDeveloperAug 16, 2020

Thanks! We are committed to adding the features that teachers and workplace supervisors need to maximize the efficiency and efficacy of specific writing feedback. Our e-comments Chrome extension was created by a diverse partnership. I'm the non-techie English teacher, who understands what teachers and students need. I was fortunate to find a dream developer who never said, "No." He made the impossible work and continues to improve the app, according to user suggestions. We've been told that our app reflects what good writing teaching and editing requires: both art and science. Appreciate the encouragement. Mark (for Douglas)

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Chris PDec 1, 2019

Good concept. Interface looks like it's from the 80s. It would be great if you could edit the prepopulated comments instead of only adding your own. Also, the option to edit the comment prior to posting allows the opportunity to personalize the feedback. Overall, not good enough to replace the Canned Comments feature in Google Classroom (which is FREE).

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Mark PenningtonDeveloperDec 1, 2019

Chris, You certainly can edit (add, delete, substitute) the prepopulated comments, by right-clicking each comment. Add full formatting, as well. For those interested in comparing e-Comments to the Google Comment Bank (it does not include canned comments), check out

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PayPal PaymentsNov 13, 2019

Great instructional resource for professors to quickly navigate student papers and provide accurate writing issues.

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Blue XNov 13, 2019

Fantastic option for inserting canned responses into Google Drive documents with ease. Not only is this useful as a teacher for grading but I could see this as being a great professional resource too for others. Keep up the great work guys!

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Mark PenningtonDeveloperNov 13, 2019

Thanks for the encouragement! Mark

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Adam HuttengaOct 8, 2019

I was able to get the extension up and running during the 7 day trial and I purchased the license right away. I'd recommend this for any educator who uses Google Docs for assignments. However, I am having similar problems to others in the comments. I also was unable to us E-comments with my school's email domain/Google account, but I WAS able to use it with my personal, non-school account. My IT guy wisely told me to change the Chrome account to my personal one and I was finally able to purch... Show more

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Mark PenningtonDeveloperOct 8, 2019

Adam, Thanks for your positive and informative response. Apologies on the neglectful lack of support emails. Just discovered this secondary support account and will respond to all, including your personal request. Yes, district firewalls and restrictions re: in-app purchases require work-arounds, such as you figured out by switching to your personal Chrome account. The in-ability to complete in-app purchase of e-Comments is still a problem we are working on to solve. Google payments is a work-in-progress.

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Dr. Desiree AlexanderAug 13, 2019

This is an amazing extension. It not only allows you to grade quickly using ACTIONABLE feedback, but it also allows you to leave video and audio feedback all in one place! AWESOME! And the creators are very hands-on with feedback! A great experience so far!

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