Manifold includes an annotation feature that allows readers to interact with Manifold texts by leaving comments, or annotations. These annotations can be private (viewable only by the commenter), public (viewable to anyone who has access to the project), or organized into reading groups of selected users (allowing for small group discussions, or multiple classes engaging simultaneously with the same text). The process for annotations is very similar to embedding resources.
Reading groups are a way to share annotations with a select group of individuals. They live separate from Manifold text/projects, allowing a group to annotate multiple texts or projects within Manifold. You can create a customized landing page for each reading group with links to different manifold projects, individual texts, resources, or resource collections. Check out this example from CUNY: an English professor created a reading group around two featured texts, and also included linked resources for guidance on creating an outline and essay, as well as linking to the Manifold project for the full class.
You can add Members and Moderators to your reading group. Members can read and annotate within the reading group, while Moderators can edit group settings and add new members. To view your reading group members and their permission status, click "Members" on the menu bar at the top of your reading group page.