Hypothes.is (Pilot)

If you're looking to boost student engagement in your course, adding a Hypothes.is activity supports student success by placing active discussion right on top of course readings, enabling students and teachers to add comments and start conversations in the margins of texts.

About Hypothes.is

Hypothes.is helps you guide your students through annotations. You can be "inside the text" as students are reading, helping to facilitate comprehension and guided analysis. Any line of text can be highlighted by you to help point students to key parts of any given text. 

Hypothes.is is collaborative, too. Have students mark and explain the use of rhetorical strategies in online articles and essays. Students can, for example, be asked to identify key rhetorical strategies like ethos, pathos, or logos. Or have students identify rhetorical fallacies within an argument.  

Using Hypothes.is also means you can annotate and comment using multimedia elements in the composition process. Students and teachers can use animated GIFs or images. This allows for the idea of digital writing to students with particular attention to the use of images.

For Example

Teacher Resource Guide (incl. additional examples and sample assignments)

Add and Use Hypothes.is in Canvas

Hypothes.is is an External Tool in Canvas. It is available in all classes and be used immediately. See the instructions below to get started.

How to set up Hypothesis readings through Canvas Modules

How to set up Hypothesis readings through Canvas Assignments

How to grade Hypothesis annotations in Canvas

A student guide to Hypothesis in Canvas

Add Hypothes.is to Moodle

Hypothesis can be added to a Moodle course as a graded or ungraded activity.  This video demonstrates the basics of the process.

Additional Resources

Annotation etiquette for students

An Illustrated Guide to Annotation Types

Using images, links, and videos in annotations