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Enable the Hypothesis Integration With Blackboard Files

To enable our integration with Blackboard Files the following steps need to be completed in collaboration with a Blackboard administrator at your institution. If you are not an admin please feel free to put us in touch with one by creating a Support ticket here. Note: This integration requires your school is using Blackboard version [...]

By |2021-07-28T11:56:34-07:00July 28th, 2021|

Troubleshooting Error Messages in the LMS App

Something went wrong: Unable to fetch grade Hypothesis couldn’t find the file in the course Couldn’t get the file from Canvas Something went wrong: Unable to fetch grade Additional details in the error message may include: LTI outcome request failed Missing or invalid consumer key or access token This error can occur if the LMS [...]

By |2021-07-22T11:59:12-07:00July 22nd, 2021|

How to Assign Hypothesis Readings to Small Groups

Hypothesis reading assignments allows all students in a course or Section to annotate, as well as read and reply to annotations posted by all other students in the course or Section. If you wish to break the class up into smaller cohorts to read and annotate in separate groups there are several options available depending [...]

By |2021-07-21T13:31:08-07:00July 21st, 2021|

Using Canvas Groups to Create Hypothesis Reading Groups

Note: This feature requires use of a Canvas Developer Key. It is currently enabled for new Canvas installs, and will be turned on for all existing Canvas installs August 1, 2021. For other methods to implement reading groups in your LMS, see How to Assign Hypothesis Readings to Small Groups. Hypothesis allows you to create [...]

By |2021-07-21T13:17:09-07:00July 16th, 2021|

Using Hypothesis With Blackboard Course Files

Instructors will see a Blackboard Files option when creating a Hypothesis reading assignment only if this option has been turned on at your school. To make sure this is available in your school we need to work with your Blackboard admin. Please fill out a support ticket here to help us get in touch with [...]

By |2021-07-28T12:01:31-07:00July 8th, 2021|

Copy Annotations to a New Course

This article is intended primarily for instructors who have created a scaffold of initial annotations over multiple Hypothesis assignments in one course, and wish to reuse this scaffolding across other courses and academic terms. The ability to copy annotations from one course into another is not yet a feature in our LMS app, though we [...]

By |2021-04-28T12:41:08-07:00April 26th, 2021|

Using Rubrics in Canvas with Hypothesis

Canvas does not currently allow a rubric to be added to an existing LTI assignment. However, we have found that using the instructions below provides a workaround to this limitation: 1. Create a new "On Paper" assignment Navigate to your Assignments page and click the "+ Assignment" button Select Submission Type as On Paper Scroll [...]

By |2021-04-22T11:28:09-07:00April 22nd, 2021|

Re-Upload a PDF to a Canvas Course

Occasionally you may see an error when opening a Hypothesis Canvas assignment: Hypothesis couldn't find the file in the course. Students may also encounter a similar error: Couldn't get the file from Canvas The usual fix, and the first one to try, is to re-link the PDF to the assignment. Occasionally, however, this does not resolve the [...]

By |2021-04-20T13:52:35-07:00April 20th, 2021|

Formatting Annotations with LaTeX

The Hypothesis editor supports LaTeX formatting markup, allowing the use of advanced math and scientific typography within annotations. Also see our articles on using Markdown, and embedding links, images, and videos. If you're wondering what LaTeX is or what it's used for, here's a pretty good primer. We use the KaTeX library to render LaTeX. [...]

By |2021-02-25T08:57:14-08:00February 24th, 2021|

Fixing a Broken Canvas File Link

You may see an error when opening a Hypothesis Canvas assignment: Hypothesis couldn't find the file in the course Students may also encounter a similar error: Couldn't get the file from Canvas The most common reasons this can happen are: The file associated with the assignment has been deleted from Canvas Files The assignment was imported [...]

By |2021-07-28T13:24:15-07:00November 10th, 2020|