Can I use ecree on my own or does my school have to buy ecree first?
Teachers can absolutely use ecree on their own. Simply sign
up as a
our website, and you’ll be ready to go.
Does ecree cost anything for me to use on my own?
Currently there is no charge for teachers to use ecree on
we are in a beta (testing) phase. However, in the future, ecree will come with a
which can be paid either by the teacher or the students.
Can my school try ecree out before purchasing a subscription?
Absolutely. ecree offers a turnkey, paid pilot period so that
ecree in a
focused and comprehensive manner throughout an academic term. If you are interested
What is included in the pilot period?
During the pilot period, teachers have full access to all of
plus full technical support to set up ecree.
Am I restricted to using a list of pre-defined essay prompts?
Absolutely not. While ecree offers a comprehensive bank of
use as appropriate, our technology gives you the flexibility to add as many of your
prompts as you would like.
How easy is ecree to set up?
We put tremendous effort into making sure ecree is
Using our software is extremely easy. In less than 10 minutes you can get your
your personalized questions added.
If I need help setting up ecree, what do I do?
We are happy to help you get set up. First, we offer a range
our YouTube channel
to help you get set up. If you still have questions or need help, email us at
I'm a private tutor. Can I still use ecree?
Yes. All you need to do is sign up as an individual teacher
will be able to use ecree.
Can I use ecree with my LMS of choice (e.g. Canvas)?
Currently ecree is available for use only with Canvas.
integrating with other LMS systems in the near future.
ecree sounds interesting. How can I try it out?
We’d love for you to give ecree a try. In fact, we offer free
so that you can test ecree on a couple of questions.
I liked the free questions, but I want help on my writing assignments. What do I do now?
You can sign up for direct access to ecree. To add the
simply email us that question at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m having trouble using ecree. Can you help?
Yes. We offer a range of troubleshooting videos on our
common problems. If you’re still stuck, you can email us at email@example.com.
I'd like some feedback on my creative writing. Can ecree help?
Not today. Currently, our software is designed to assess
It does not (yet) provide accurate feedback on creative writing.
What file types can I submit?
ecree accepts Word Documents (.doc and .docx), Rich Text
plain text files (.txt).
You can submit your file from your computer or from a cloud-based storage site
Box, Google Drive/Docs,
Amazon Cloud or Microsoft OneDrive).
Is there a maximum length for my paper?
Yes. You can submit papers that are 3,000 words or fewer.
How many essays can I submit?
There is no limit to the number of submissions you can make.
as much as
you want, but we ask that you not share your login information with others, and we
this kind of mis-use.
I uploaded the wrong file. What should I do?
No problem. You can resubmit the correct file. We
usage cap so that you never have to worry if you submit the wrong file.
How do I delete my account?
To delete your account, simply log in and click on your name,
You will then be able to click the Delete Account button.
How does ecree grade my paper and give feedback?
The ecree algorithm uses dozens of metrics to capture more
points per typed page.
These metrics are the same elements a human looks for when grading your paper:
use of evidence and staying focused. Because our software analyzes the same metrics
we can provide feedback on the content of your paper.
How does ecree help me improve my writing?
By using ecree, you receive immediate feedback on the
your writing. As you
work, your writing is coded by color to indicate what’s working well, what needs a
what needs a major edit. This allows you to course-correct as you write, and you
submit a draft for
a composite score.
Students who use our software have shown consistent improvement in their scores. Whether you're trying to improve your writing for a class or studying for a standardized test, ecree will help you with the most important elements of strong, clear writing: organization, argumentation, use of evidence and staying focused.
How are you different from other products?
ecree stands out in terms of accuracy and ease of use. Our
to give students
objective and actionable feedback that is comparable to that of a human writing
but without the
inconsistencies often associated with writing assessment. And unlike other
our algorithm allows teachers to set up their courses in a matter of minutes and
wading through a
collection of example papers. In addition, students can upload papers and get
less than a minute.