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The Pedagogy of Collaborative Annotation

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 [...]

By |2018-01-09T15:52:17+00:00April 19th, 2017|

Hypothesis in Canvas: Collaborative Annotation as Discussion Forum 2.0

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.

By |2018-01-09T15:54:55+00:00April 4th, 2017|

Lessons from the Canvas Alpha Test: Deepening the Instruction of Deep Reading

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. [...]

By |2018-10-05T12:51:04+00:00December 8th, 2016|

Annotating PDFs Without URLs

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 [...]

By |2017-05-30T10:42:09+00:00June 13th, 2016|

Update to Hypothesis WordPress Plugin: Configure PDFs to Open with Proxy

We've seen lots of great use of our WordPress plugin in the past year, from bloggers activating in addition to or place of comments to teachers using 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 plugin already [...]

By |2017-05-30T10:46:25+00:00June 9th, 2016|

Social Reading in the Writing Classroom: A Webinar and 5 Ways to Use Hypothesis for Rhet/Comp

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 [...]

By |2016-07-05T22:57:39+00:00April 5th, 2016|
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