Grammarly

Grammarly

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Introduction

Grammarly is a digital writing tool that provides grammar and spell checking,  plagiarism detection services, and suggestions about writing clarity, concision, vocabulary, style, and tone.

Grammarly helps students find and correct low-level errors in their written work and avoid inadvertent plagiarism. Requiring students to check their work in Grammarly before turning it in allows instructors to focus more on higher-level issues such as critical thinking, creativity, and demonstration of learning. 

Although Grammarly does not currently integrate with Canvas, it does have a report feature that can support course integration. 

Features

  • State-of-the-art error correction via natural language processing and machine learning techniques
  • Integrates across platforms, applications, and devices
  • Particularly effective at correcting errors of ESL writers
  • The report function allows students to demonstrate that they’ve checked their work
 

Getting Started

Instructor Resources

Activate Your Account via Okta Single Sign-On

  1. Login into Okta from the Iowa State Homepage
  2. Locate and click the Grammarly app to login
  3. Check your inbox for the e-mail and click on the activation link 

Upgrade from Free Account to Premium Account (if you have previously signed up for a free Grammarly account)

  1. Logout of your individual account using this link 
  2. Follow Okta login steps above. 

Using Grammarly 

Install tools that connect Grammarly to your web browser, Mac applications, and Microsoft Office applications on a PC.  

  1. From the Grammarly web application select Apps from the menu on the left.
  2. Choose the app you wish to download and click Install. 

Student Resources

Activate Your Account via Okta Single Sign-On

  1. Login into Okta from the Iowa State Homepage
  2. Locate and click the Grammarly app to login
  3. Check your inbox for the e-mail and click on the activation link 

Upgrade from Free Account to Premium Account (if you have previously signed up for a free Grammarly account)

  1. Logout of your individual account using this link 
  2. Follow Okta login steps above. 

Using Grammarly 

Install tools that connect Grammarly to your web browser, Mac applications, and Microsoft Office applications on a PC.  

  1. From the Grammarly web application select Apps from the menu on the left.
  2. Choose the app you wish to download and click Install. 

Licensing

Currently, all ISU faculty and students have access to the premium version of Grammarly as a pilot program supported by the Deptartment of English and funded by CASTLE. The basic version of Grammarly is free to all users but does not include all features. 

Support

Grammarly: Improvements on Mobile Devices

Five reasons you should consider using Grammarly on your phone: (1) fewer typos, errors, and mistakes, (2) searchable emojis, (3) a bigger vocabulary, (4) works where you work, and (5) personalization settings.

Review the latest updates on the Grammarly product blog.