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 |2021-07-21T12:10:25-07:00July 1st, 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 be [...]

By |2021-01-29T15:13:20-08:00December 17th, 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 |2021-07-21T12:14:06-07:00December 11th, 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 |2020-06-04T09:55:44-07:00June 4th, 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 |2021-07-29T06:21:24-07:00April 16th, 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. Fill out our form and [...]

By |2020-12-09T12:30:04-08:00April 16th, 2020|

LMS FAQ

Now that you’ve got your Hypothesis-LMS integration up and running, here’s a few frequently asked questions to help you when you need! You are always welcome to get in touch with us by: Creating a support ticket by sending us your environmental information, or Filling out the form on our Get Help page FAQ for [...]

By |2020-11-05T07:33:16-08:00March 2nd, 2020|

Google Drive Sharing Settings for Hypothesis-enabled LMS Assignments

When you’re creating a Hypothesis-enabled assignment in your LMS, you have the option to upload or choose a PDF from Google Drive. The first time you choose this option you’re asked to give Hypothesis access to your Google Drive account. The permissions we ask for are necessary for us to display the selected PDF to [...]

By |2021-07-29T07:20:48-07:00February 5th, 2020|