Hypothesis can be used for a variety of text annotation activities in both online and face-to-face classes.
Hypothes.is is a collaborative annotation tool that enables sentence-level note-taking and conversation on top of any text available in PDF, or on the web.
Take a look at Hypothesis in action in Canvas:
Makes Reading Visible
Instructors and students can easily post notes and annotations on virtual textbooks, articles, documents, etc., that can be seen by the rest of the class. If you've ever wondered if your students are doing the reading, this is a great way to find out.
Makes Reading Active
Students "do" reading actively using annotation practices to unpack what they are reading; highlight, reflect, and ask questions in real-time, recording their annotations for instructor and/or peer review.
Makes Reading Collaborative
Instructors can create an assigned reading for the whole class, or in small reading groups. It’s a great way to provide asynchronous interaction between students in remote teaching, as well as supplement in-person classes.
How to Use
Watch the quick overview of how to create a Hypothesis assignment in Canvas:
Additional How-To Resources
Recording of SRJC’s Hypothesis Workshop (1 hour long)
Webinar: Social Annotation for beginners
Register for On-Going Hypothesis Workshops
SHOWCASE: IDEAS AND INSPIRATION
- See what teachers and students say about the power of collaborative annotation.
- Examples of classroom use
- 10 Ways to Annotate with Students
- Annotation Tips for Students
For model assignments, product tutorials, teacher testimonials, and much more, visit the Hypothes.is Educator Resource Guide. Direct your students to the Student Resource Guide for student-centered materials, including tips for best annotation practices, inspirational poetry about marginalia, and more.
Guides and Tutorials
Hypothes.is Resources: Hyposthes.is Help page with FAQs and tutorials.
- To request Help, submit a support request with Hypothesis.
- Sign-up for a 1-on-1 consultation with a DistanceEd EdTech Specialist.