Key: Permission Levels

  • Permitted
  • Permitted with Information Assurance (IA) Consultation
  • Not Permitted

For IA consultation, please contact the ITS Service Center

You are responsible for ensuring that your use of this service complies with laws, regulations, and policies where applicable. See Compliance below for details.


Not Permitted

Service Description 

Perusall is a social annotation tool that integrates with Canvas and can be enabled by instructors in course sites. Perusall allows students and instructors to collaboratively mark up PDF documents and textbooks from partner publishers. Perusall is available to all U-M instructors free of charge.


The university has a data protection agreement with Perusall that provides for the protection of student data and privacy in Perusall. This agreement means that Perusall can be used for the maintenance and sharing of student data regulated by FERPA.

Additional Resources 

Perusall Knowledge Base (login required)