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Hypothesis Available for Winter and Spring 2021

The Fall quarter pilot of the Hypothesis social annotation tool was a success, engaging 115 instructors teaching 125 courses and engaging 2500 students. The faculty and students' survey results were overwhelmingly positive, and highlighted how collaborative annotation can be a key tool in developing critical thinking and analytical skills.

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


Hypothesis📝 Canvas Course

Hypothesis makes reading active, visible and social by enabling students to digitally annotate text, PDFs, or websites and respond to each other. This course also covers best practices, creative uses for Hypothesis and how to set up Hypothesis in Canvas.

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Upcoming Workshops

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