Kritik vs. Coursera

See how Kritik stands out as a superior platform compared to Coursera to improve student engagement and deliver scalable active learning experiences.

Why choose Kritik over Coursera

of instructors used Kritik to enhance
student engagement.

of students agree or strongly agree Kritik was a valuable addition to their learning

of instructors used Kritik to save
time grading

"The outlier grades/lower grades received from the peers were weighted less while the grades received from the other peers were weighted more. So the lower grades received did not affect the grades that much."

- Student at the University of Calgary

75%
of students said that their communication skills improved as a result of using Kritik.
92%
of students said that Kritik enabled quick and personalized feedback.

"The best part of Kritik was reviewing other peoples’ feedback and applying it to my work. Evaluating and writing feedback for my peers strengthened my ability to assess work and apply what I had learned when critiquing."

- Student at Western University

100%
of students said that using Kritik helped them learn the course content better
90%
of students said that using Kritik improved their critical thinking skills

“You can see the point of view of many different people, which can help you understand things that you may not have noticed yourself.”

- Student at University of Waterloo

70%
of students said that Kritik enabled quick and personalized feedback on their work
79%
of students said that Kritik was a valuable addition and that my institution should purchase access to it

"I really liked the anonymous feedback portion, and that instructor could insert their rubric into there for students to use as a guide for evaluation. I developed my critical thinking skills as a result of using Kritik."

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Student at McMaster University

85%
of students said that they learned by evaluating their peers’ work
81%
of students said that the grades their peers gave were similar to what the grades their instructor would have given them

Calibration

Using Kritik, instructors can set the benchmark for doing peer evaluations to align students' grading power to yours that reflects their evaluation abilities.
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Grading Power

Kritik enables students to build their grading power throughout the semester, ensuring accurate and effective peer evaluations.
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Spotlight

Kritik enables instructors to spotlight great quality submissions and written evaluations to the class to create a healthy peer learning environment.
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Spotlight

Kritik enables instructors to spotlight great quality submissions and written evaluations to the class to create a healthy peer learning environment.
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Multi-Topic Assignments

With Kritik, instructors can have students pick between two topics to work on and evaluate the other, ensuring a teaching-by-learning approach.
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AI-Powered Activities and Rubrics

Kritik enables instructors to harness the power of Generative AI to help quickly generate activities and rubrics for their class assignments.
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Features: Kritik vs. Coursera

Calibration

Instructors can set a benchmark that calibrates the grading power of all students close to theirs when submissions are first evaluated by the instructor.

Students get familiar with the peer assessment process.

Grading power re-calibrates as students do more evaluations.

Leads to fewer grading disputes, as students can trust the scores they receive from their peers.

Grading Power

Using a 6-star rating system, each student builds their grading power by doing more evaluations throughout the semester.

Better quality evaluations result in higher grading power.

More peer evaluations improve grading power.

Enables critical thinking about both their work, and their peers work.

Spotlight

Highlight great-quality creations and evaluations for students to learn how they can give good-quality feedback.

Recognize evaluations as Innovative or Above & Beyond.

Set the right expectation for giving helpful feedback.

Students get access to critical feedback to improve their work.

our Impact

Why do Instructors love Kritik?

Mohammed Zia

Professor, Data Science and Engineering

University at Buffalo

"With Kritik, I can create customized rubrics, and some kids did come out and say that without Kritik, they would have missed out on some smaller but important points. My goal was to get them [students] to plan the structure and the execution of the solution, and Kritik has helped me with that."

Steven Forsey

Lecturer, Chemistry

University of Waterloo

"Beyond just writing answers down, peer evaluation on Kritik encourages students to think about what they are doing, write it down, and reflect upon what they’ve done, which is an essential part of their work lives after university. I was very happy with the way it worked out, and the students did not have any issues adapting to Kritik for their submissions."

Whitney Sivils-Sawyer

Professor, Curriculum Instruction and Leadership

Louisiana Tech University

“I’ve used other peer assessment technologies in the past, but Kritik’s algorithm is built in a way where we can have data pulled to see the incredibly valuable feedback loop. Kritik has been great in giving them multiple points of feedback that weren’t just me. This transformed their learning experience."

Kaston Carpenter

Asst. Professor, Psychology

Michigan State University

“The fact that Kritik is so inexpensive, especially given the opportunities that they have to engage with their peers, the students feel the value they receive from Kritik is worth far more than the price they pay. Other platforms are more than double the price, in addition to course fees and materials.”


Karen Sunabacka

Assoc. Professor, Music

University of Waterloo

“I only have so much time, and I just found that students wrote that much more than I ever could that forces them to notice things and respond. This elevates the engagement levels in the evaluation stage. Students learn to communicate with each other in a way that doesn’t put them down but raises them up."


Thomas Holloway

Assoc. Professor, Finance

University of Calgary

"Doing the project is obviously a learning activity, but then reading other people's version of the project, and putting grades on it, providing comments, is the thesis of Kritik as a product. Kritik is an excellent way to stay relevant generationally. As a real workplace tool, it caters to a world that students live in, like Instagram or TikTok."

Sara Buckallew

Assoc. Professor, Nutrition

University of Missouri

“I really appreciated how students could see what other students actually did because they don’t typically go out and see what their peers are doing. When they hear constructive criticism from their peers, it really elevates the feedback that the students are getting and elevates the learning experience for everyone involved.”

Jonathan Wisco

Asst. Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Boston University

"Many students grow up in a culture where grades are everything and while they are important, they is a need to create spaces in which they can feel valued and help their peers feel valued. Kritik can be used in any space where feedback is a central part of the course or learning activity."

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