mdiroberts

About mdiroberts

Michael DiRoberts, Customer Support Engineer at Hypothesis, taught for eight years before leaving the classroom and joining an edtech startup. He’s helped districts build rollout plans, provided training and support, and helped with data and technical tasks. He enjoys playing music and learning more about data.

Using Tags to Create Hypothesis Reading Groups

This article describes using Hypothesis' tagging feature to allow an instructor to create reading groups with students. For other methods to implement reading groups in your LMS, see How to Assign Hypothesis Readings to Small Groups. Using tags to implement reading groups has the added benefit of allowing students to see each reading groups’ annotations [...]

By |2021-09-17T13:55:55-07:001 Jul 2021|

Grading Student Annotations in Sakai

The Hypothesis LMS app has been integrated with Sakai’s Grades, making it easier to assess student annotations. The integration singles out each student’s contributions to a conversation on a document and enables instructors to enter a grade for an annotated reading assignment. Note: During the process of creating a Hypothesis-enabled content item, you should [...]

By |2021-09-30T14:28:33-07:0017 Dec 2020|

Using PDF Fingerprints to Create Hypothesis Reading Groups

This article describes using Hypothesis’ PDF fingerprinting to allow an instructor to create reading groups with students. For other methods to implement reading groups in your LMS, see How to Assign Hypothesis Readings to Small Groups. Hypothesis displays annotations based on two factors: the course group the annotation is in and the document. We differentiate [...]

By |2021-10-07T13:27:51-07:0011 Dec 2020|

How Do I Rotate a PDF in Hypothesis?

Hypothesis uses the PDF.js viewer, which is the same PDF viewer used in Firefox. This viewer contains controls that allow you to rotate the PDF. We’ve noticed that some users accidentally rotate the PDF while annotating. To fix this, simply press the ‘r’ key on your keyboard. This hotkey rotates PDFs in the viewer and [...]

By |2021-09-17T14:34:39-07:004 Jun 2020|

Creating Hypothesis-enabled readings in Blackbaud

1. Under Assignments, click “Assignment” 2. Name your assignment, and in the “Select An Assignment Type” drop down, choose “Homework” 3. In the “Learning Tool” drop down, select “Hypothesis” 4. Set up grading information if you’re using it, and then click Save. 5. Click on the assignment item you just created and then launch [...]

By |2021-09-20T13:37:29-07:0016 Apr 2020|

Installing the Hypothesis LMS app for Blackbaud

Who is this guide for? This guide is for people with administrator-level access to their institution’s Blackbaud instance. Are you having trouble getting Hypothesis installed in Blackbaud? Please contact us! Before you install Hypothesis you may wish to review the LTI parameters we use. You can find them here. 1. Generate Hypothesis Credentials [...]

By |2021-09-30T14:37:10-07:0016 Apr 2020|