AnnotatED Summit at OLC Innovate 2019

By Nate Angell | 14 March, 2019

The Hypothesis logo and wordmark above the logo for OLC Innovate 2019.Hypothesis coordinated a number of live and virtual activities to engage people with collaborative annotation in teaching and learning in conjunction with OLC Innovate 2019, an annual gathering of educators focused on innovation, held 2–5 April 2019. Folks joined our team members Jeremy Dean and Nate Angell at #OLCInnovate in Colorado for the AnnotatED summit, presentations, social meetups, and open office hours, and from anywhere online in collaborative annotation on materials related to #OLCInnovate presentation topics.

AnnotatED at #OLCInnovate

  • AnnotatED Summit Tue 2 April 1–4pm MT: RSVP to attend AnnotatED, a free summit for teaching and learning with digital annotation, face-to-face at #OLCInnovate in Colorado or virtually. Attendees will include leaders from the annotation community like Manuel Espinoza, Associate Professor of Educational Foundations at CU Denver, Marginal Syllabus co-founder Remi Kalir, Francisco Perez from CROWDLAAERS, Director of Education Jeremy Dean and Nate Angell from Hypothesis, and folks from institutions now piloting annotation like Boise State University, CSU Channel IslandsMSU Denver, and the University of Oklahoma. View the full program online.
  • Annotation Within and Beyond the Classroom Wed 3 April 3:30–4:15pm MT: An OLC Innovation Studio with Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis), Remi Kalir (CU Denver), and Sundi Richard (Davidson College) in Aurora Ballroom Innovation Studio.
    • During the session, join other participants in Colorado and beyond in annotating Tressie McMillan Cottom’s post “Why Is Digital Sociology?” to help think through her #OLCInnovate 2019 keynote “Digital Sociologies: How Inequality Shapes Our Technologies”.
  • Social Annotation as Discussion Forum 2.0 Thu 4 April 2:15—3pm MT: An OLC Emerging Ideas Session with Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis) in the Aurora Ballroom Corridor.
  • AnnotatED Office Hours: Join open online office hours 9–10am PT every weekday 15 Mar–12 Apr 2019 to get hands-on assistance with adding annotation to your #OLCInnovate experience — or to get answers to any other annotation questions you may have.
  • Follow @hypothes_is on Twitter for announcements about annotation activities during the #OLCInnovate conference.
  • OLC Presentation Topics, Annotated: Check back here or follow the #AnnotatED and #OLCInnovate hashtags on Twitter for links to presentations that have readings assigned for collaborative annotation. Learn how to participate below.

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Annotating OLC Presentation Topics

Join in collaborative annotation with other educators to engage people with presentation topics before, during & after OLC Innovate. Live presentations at OLC go by so quickly — now there’s a way to connect with attendees and folks who aren’t able to join us in Colorado before, during, and after the conference. Invite people to discuss a presentation topic using collaborative annotation — it’s like an online reading group happening right on top of relevant resources!

Session Annotations

  • Wed 3 Apr: 3:30–4:15 Annotation Within and Beyond the Classroom (Jeremy Dean, Remi Kalir, Sundi Richard; Aurora Ballroom Innovation Studio): Tressie McMillan Cottom’s post “Why Is Digital Sociology?” related to her #OLCInnovate 2019 keynote “Digital Sociologies: How Inequality Shapes Our Technologies”.

3 simple steps to get the conversation started

  • Copy the URL of a public article on the web you think is ripe for discussion and paste the URL in Hypothesis to view the webpage with annotation enabled.
  • Create a Hypothesis account and add your own annotations to kick off the conversation. Introduce yourself and the presentation topic, add links to related resources, ask a question, etc.
  • Share a link to your annotation via email and/or social media to invite peers and the OLC community to join the conversation from anywhere at any time. Use the #AnnotatED and #OLCInnovate hashtags on social media.

Download a 1-page handout of this tutorial and watch the 2-minute video walkthrough below for extra tips!

Keep the conversation going

  • Before you present: take a look at annotations on materials you shared to see if you might want to incorporate any discussion into your session.
  • During your session: Share a link to let folks know that they can continue discussion about ideas generated from your presentation.
  • After you present: Tune back in to the annotated discussion to continue the conversation.

Need help?

AnnotatED Office Hours: Join open online office hours 9–10am PT every weekday 15 Mar–12 Apr 2019 to get hands-on assistance with adding annotation to your #OLCInnovate experience, or reach out any time to Hypothesis Director of Education Jeremy Dean (@dr_jdean or, or Nate Angell (@xolotl or

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