Setting New Standards in Academic Integrity

PowerNotes champions true learning by ensuring each student's work is a genuine
measure of their academic progress

Introducing Composer

The Forefront of Authentic Academic Evaluation

Composer is a word-processor that allows educators to see the full picture of student research and writing, from AI-assisted text to original thoughts, all highlighted for easy identification

Semi-proctored writing environment

Composer brings writing to PowerNotes research platform, providing proof-of-work for the students' efforts from initial research to final assignment

Familiar Google Docs-like interface

Student research can be dragged and dropped from the outline into the paper, including the citation

Give real-time feedback on students’ assignments as they work

Review mode

Clearly and easily see the source of students’ writing

Copy-pasted text in yellow background

AI from outline text in blue background

Items added from outline in grey background

Typed text - white background

Enhanced grading

Evaluate the entire learning process from start to finish

Easily open, close, and reopen the composition space to review and grade student drafts and final papers

See students engagement across the entire classroom at- a-glance

Quickly evaluate both the final output and the research used to get there

PowerNotes vs. AI Detectors

AI Detectors

Unaffected by updated versions of AI language models


May only detect AI writing from specific versions of the AI

Students would have to do "fake work," which defeats the purpose

Student Manipulation

Students may be able to fool the detector by changing words or adding errors

False positives can be rebutted by viewing students' work history


False positives will always be possible

Insight provides evidence or vindication of potential violations


Unclear as to what (if any) evidence a detector will provide

Easily integrates with AI writing tools for future educational use

AI Integration

Unclear what the value of having a detector is if AI writing is part of the future

Introducing Insight

Navigating the New Era of Academic Writing

Insight reimagines academic integrity by not just detecting but deeply analyzing the entire learning and writing process of students

Power to the Professor

Define research metrics that adjust how the PowerNotes Insight score is calculated.

Completely customizable assignments

Add thresholds around sources, citations, and (soon)  AI-use that impact the Insight score

Get real-time feedback on students’ assignments as they work

Simple Insights

Manage an intuitive dashboard that provides Insight scores for your class.

View and manage individual and group assignments

See classroom trends to address systemic issues

Convenient access to evidence, work history, and engagement

Dig Deeper

Get a better understanding of how each individual approached the assignment.

See how much time was spent on each portion of an assignment

Dive into engagement metrics like annotations, highlights, and sources

Have evidence to support disciplinary actions

Introducing the PowerNotes Insight score

The PowerNotes Insight score is calculated based on the work students put into our system: highlights, annotations, organizational structure, and the time it took to do all of these things. This body of work is compared to the student’s final paper, and a score is generated based on how correlated the two are. The higher the score, the higher the correlation more correlated the two are.

How the score is calculated can also be customized by the instructor for any given assignment. The instructor can provide metrics such as “the number of expected sources used for the assignment” to preferentially weight the metrics used for calculating the score. This also allows us to calculate a real-time score before the final artifact is submitted.


Integrate PowerNotes with your LMS

Assign, view, and assess student work through your LMS and a secure PowerNotes dashboard.

Watch the Work Happen

Students can use PowerNotes to work on anything from low-stakes assignments to dissertations.

View Results

We compare student inputs against the final paper and generate a PowerNotes Insight score.

See visibility in action


Watch the video to learn how the insight score and activity log work together to give educators a leg up on academic integrity

Power to the process.

PowerNotes sets itself apart with features focused on meaningful student engagement throughout the reading, research, analysis, and writing process.

Instructional Scaffolding

PowerNotes provides a pedagogically sound framework and efficient workflows for students, instructors, and researchers.

Rooted in Academia

Our team is working with leading academic institutions to develop Insight and to ensure that it meets the needs of the academic community now and into the future.

Critical Insights

Our patent-pending algorithm will provide educators with an Insight score so they can quickly determine which projects may need to be looked at more carefully. Projects with low scores will be flagged for review.

Explore Proof-of-Work

Educators can quickly assess a project's research and writing history to provide evidence of potential authorship issues. These histories can be referenced during academic code violation conversations.

Moving Forward Responsibly

We understand that AI and the idea of its use in academia can be polarizing and intimidating. We allow educators to choose exactly when and how AI is used in their coursework.

Cheaters Beware

Once students know that educators have a means of viewing coursework engagement, many will weigh the risks and consequences of cheating.

Bring Insight to Your Classroom

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“Part of the worry about how students might use a tool like ChatGPT is rooted in an apparently pervasive belief that students would much rather cheat than do the work. I still believe students want to learn, but this means giving them something worth doing.”

John Warner

Writing Professor

On ChatGPT: “While the tool may be able to provide quick and easy answers to questions, it does not build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, which are essential for academic and lifelong success.”

New York City Department of Education

“Navigating a new world with ChatGPT may be challenging in some ways, but it also may provide faculty with opportunities to make their classrooms more inclusive and further improve student writing. If we view ChatGPT as a tool, rather than a threat, maybe (just maybe) a future world with ChatGPT will be a world with more “good” writers.”

Sarah Parsons, Hannah Davis, Rene Caputo, and Miranda Welsh

Duke Thompson Writing Program (TWP) Faculty

“If you can create an atmosphere where students are invested in learning, they are not going to reach for a workaround. They are not going to plagiarize. They are not going to copy, they are not going to dodge the work. But the work has to be worth doing on some level, beyond getting the grade.”

John Warner

Writing Professor

“Educators would do well to find a way not only to live with the technology but also to incorporate it into our pedagogies. Training students to become good critical readers and effective editors is an ambitious goal, one that will require a major shift for many of us, but it also is a challenge we would do well to embrace sooner rather than later.”

Rachel Elliott​ Rigolino

State University of New York at New Paltz