hypothesis

Hypothesis is an annotation tool that allows students to highlight and annotate web pages and PDFs. These notes are available to the student whenever they access the annotated documents and may be held privately to the student, or shared either with a select group, such as a class, or publicly. Integrated with Canvas, this tool:

  • Provides students and faculty with a single point of access to all documents and annotations directly in Canvas

  • Allows instructors to assign, review, and easily grade annotations both individually and through group interactions

  • Provides students with permanent access to their annotations of work

Key Resources


This self-paced course serves to introduce teachers to Hypothesis, and also covers best practices, creative uses for Hypothesis and how to set up Hypothesis in Canvas. By enrolling, you are getting access to UCSC's centralized Hypothesis resources, accessible right within Canvas.

Click here to enroll in the course.


Recorded Workshops/Trainings

Individual or Group Training Available

  • If you are interested in learning more about Hypothesis in a consultation, or as a larger group/department training, please email online@ucsc.edu.

Upcoming Workshops

For full descriptions of workshops, visit the partner workshops page.

Using multimedia & tags in annotations (30 minutes)

Show-and-tell participatory workshop (30 minutes)

Creative ways to use social annotation in your courses (30 minutes)

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