View the recorded conversation from our 17 Oct 2017 webinar about using annotation with secondary and higher education science students to build scientific habits of mind.
Mural from facade of the Casa Juan Diego building, which houses the St Pius Church youth program, near 21st Street and Blue Island Avenue in the Pilsen area of Chicago. Lately, we at Hypothesis have been thinking about how web annotation can support collaboration and conversation leading up to and following up from [...]
Install our NEW, official Canvas app! In our first Canvas webinar introducing the Hypothesis app, we didn't have enough time to discuss the most interesting aspect of collaborative annotation: its pedagogy. On 19 April, we reconvened to focus more on what actually happens when working with this new technology in the classroom, hearing directly from educators currently implementing [...]
Let's be honest, discussion forums are a great idea—we all want students to engage more with their assigned readings and with their classmates. But “discussion” forums fail at precisely what they claim to do: cultivate quality conversation. Collaborative annotation assignments are a better way to encourage students to engage more deeply with course content and with each other. Using Hypothesis, instructors can make PDFs and web pages hosted in Canvas annotatable. You may have missed our live webinar on 4 April 2017, but you can watch the recording and view the slides to learn more about the pedagogical value of collaborative annotation and be given a guided tour in setting up and using the Hypothesis tool in Canvas.
Canvas Panda presents the Hypothesis app We’re wrapping up the first semester of testing on the new Hypothesis Canvas app in about a dozen classrooms around the country. We’ve had a great group of alpha testers who’ve bravely experimented with this prototype and offered us invaluable feedback that has already informed our development. [...]
We’re excited to begin closed alpha-testing a Hypothes.is app for Canvas in classrooms this fall. We've built this prototype as a first step towards a broader annotation solution for learning management systems and we want to connect with educators that can offer us early feedback on the project. The Hypothes.is Canvas app enables teachers to create [...]
For sometime now, you've been able to annotate PDFs using Hypothesis, both on the web and locally, with hosted PDFs syncing with local instances and various local instances syncing with each other. Jon Udell wrote about this magical feature here over a year go. For those that tried it out, however, there was one annoying snag, especially [...]
We've seen lots of great use of our WordPress plugin in the past year, from bloggers activating Hypothes.is in addition to or place of comments to teachers using Hypothes.is to have students close read literature or offer peer review on each other's writing. The University of Oklahoma is actually shipping WordPress to professors and students with the Hypothes.is plugin already [...]
This post is written in advance of a webinar on using web annotation in the writing classroom. Join us Monday, April 11th at 4pm CST or watch on YouTube anytime thereafter. I first discovered web annotation in the form of Diigo while teaching rhetoric during grad school at the University of Texas at Austin. I was working in the Digital Research [...]
Better tech via annotation: using Hypothesis to improve your technical documentation, code, and tutorials
This guest post was written by Dr. Amanda Visconti, a UX designer/developer & digital humanities assistant professor at Purdue University Libraries. You can follow her @Literature_Geek or read her posts on digital humanities web development and other DH experimentation at LiteratureGeek.com. Hypothesis makes inline annotation on any web resource possible: a visually small change from [...]