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
Hypothesis Self-Paced Course
Online Education has created a self-paced course for faculty to learn more about Hypothesis, including how to use the tool, creative uses and best practices of Hypothesis, and how to set up Hypothesis with Canvas assignments.