Writing Across the Curriculum

Online Writing Environment

The Online Writing Environment is an interactive, collaborative work space modeled after traditional peer-review processes.  It is designed for short, informal writing-to-think assignments, geared toward improving students' knowledge of a subject by making them think and write about the material more often. Using this website, professors can engage students directly, embed formative assessment measures using department-specific rubrics, create peer-editing groups, and view reports of class progress. To create a space for your course or for more information about the Online Writing Environment, contact George Pullman, Director of WAC, Georgia State University, at gpullman@gsu.edu.

Need help using the Online Writing Environment?

The following online resources are available:
  • Faculty User Guide (.pdf): This document provides an overview of the Online Writing Environment, including assignment creation, review, and assessment.
  • Student User Guide (.pdf): For students, this document provides an overview of the Online Writing Environment, including logging in, submitting assignments, and providing peer review.
  • Faculty Class Setup Online Tutorial: This online tutorial contains audio and video instruction to walk you through the process of setting up a new course, as well as to provide you with a brief overview of  the Online Writing Environment.
  • Online Writing Environment Brochure (.pdf): The brochure offers an overview of the Online Writing Environment's features, as well as a listing of effective writing-to-learn assignment patterns, arranged by skill area.