Interactive Document by FeedbackFruits

Ultra Ready LTI + REST

Documents that initiate deeper learning. Activate student thinking through inline discussions and practice questions.


Latest update:

We launched FeedbackFruits Educators Initiative for passionate educators who want to innovate and share their learnings with their peers. Get selected and gain lifelong free access to FeedbackFruits pedagogical tool suite today.

What is Interactive Document?

Instructors can add discussion topics and practice questions within documents. Students can engage with the document and sharing how the document made an impact on their view on the study material and answer topic questions provided by the teacher.

Learn more? Click here for us to get in touch with you.

Why is Interactive Document useful for learning?

Reading books or articles is an important study activity that takes place in almost every course. However, students are often only passively reading the content. By adding interactivity you will increase deeper learning, as well as making the process more engaging and rewarding! There are many learning activities teachers can organize using this Interactive Document module. Examples are:

  • Students recap the previous lecture in a Q&A or discussion session (IE Business School)
  • Students make connections between a shared image and prior learning (Erasmus University)

How does Interactive Document work?

With Interactive Document instructors can add a layer of interactivity to the document in order to ensure that students actually process instead of only passively reading the document. Both instructor and student are able to start discussion topics on the document or ask questions which will be visible to others who read the document. By encouraging exchange and discussions, instructors ensure that the content is actually processed and understood. This is supported by transparent analytics, information on possible intervention moments, and straight forward moderation. This plugin was designed with the firm belief that its ease of use will determine its success. Therefore, depending on the teacher’s didactic method, the plugin allows them to create extra activities such as:

  • Discussion on statements put forward in the document
  • Priming students thinking by asking questions that will be answered later

Important features

  • Adding multiple choice or open-ended practice questions
  • Adding attachments to questions or answers
  • Sorting input of students
  • Data export
  • Copyright protection

Hear from your colleagues

"With the tools of FeedbackFruits, our students collaborate more and learn from one another in different scenarios as they would in professional life." - Jeroen Proet (Education Manager of University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam)

"Using FeedbackFruits is a way of ensuring that students prepare for the classes so that they have done the reading and also thought about the reading before coming to class." - Dr. Margriet van der Waal (Teacher from University of Groningen)


All FeedbackFruits tools including Interactive Documents are fully integrated with Blackboard.

Security, Privacy and Accessibility

‍This service is offered with regular high standards to comply with Accessibility, Data privacy/security and FERPA regulations. All communication between the end user and our servers is encrypted using TLS with AES-256. All stored personal data is not accessible for third parties. Back-ups are made daily and are saved using AES-256 encryption. All data is secured according to the strict General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as set by the European Union. We are also compliant with the internationally recognized accessibility standard WCAG. We cover versions WCAG 1 to WCAG 2.1, on Level A as well as Level AA.

A bit of background…

The Interactive Document tool is a result of a collaboration between partners from the Edtech Dotank, comprised of over 40 leading universities, such as MIT, TUDelft and HULT International Business School. All partners are united in their aim and dedication to accelerate the implementation of active, blended and online learning. The Dotank is facilitated by FeedbackFruits, as is the process of creating and distributing evidence-based learning activities and the digital means to support them.

More tools from the Edtech Dotank

In the Dotank we work with international universities that aim to speed up pedagogical innovation in higher education. Each of our tools are carefully designed by co-creating with instructors and students to support an ever-increasing number of learning activities.

Interactive Video | Interactive Presentation | Comprehension | Peer Review | Group Member Evaluation | Assignment Review | Skill Review | Discussion Assignment | Automated Feedback | Interactive Audio