Hypothes.is (Pilot)

Hypothes.is is a new tool available to faculty and students alike. With Hypothes.is you can now annotate PDFs, web pages, and more to help facilitate learning through note-taking skills. 


Learn what Hypothes.is can do!

This helpful tool allows you to help guide your students through annotations. You as the instructor can be inside the text you provide to your students while they 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. 

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 more information on how Hypothes.is can work for you click here!

How to Add Hypothes.is to your Canvas Assignments!

  • Step 1: Open the Assignment that you wish to use Hypothes.is on
  • Step 2: In the 'Submission Type' box, select the drop-down menu and click 'External Tool' Note: Canvas defaults to 'Online' submissions
  • Step 3: Click on the 'Find' button 
  • Step 4: A new window will open labeled 'Configure External Tool', find 'Hypothes.is' in the list of external tools. Click 'Select'.
  • Step 5: Follow the instructions given by Hypothes.is 

For a more detailed guide, visit the Hypothes.is page here!

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Hypothes.is Integration with Canvas

Hypothes.is now conveniently and effectively integrates with Canvas for a seamless annotation experience. Below is a guide on how to add Hypothes.is to your Canvas course. 

Below are links to helpful resources to help get you started using Hypothes.is from how to add the tool into Canvas to troubleshooting broken links!

    Looking for additional resources and guides? Check the Links below!