Hypothesis for Instructional Continuity During COVID-19

Hypothesis for Instructional Continuity During COVID-19

By |2020-06-26T17:16:38-07:00March 9th, 2020|

Over the past weeks, our contacts at schools, colleges, and universities have been writing to us asking about how they can use Hypothesis in response to campus closures and the move to online courses as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. We’d like to help.

Collaborative annotation can help connect students and teachers while they keep their distance to safeguard their health during the current crisis. Reading alongside and interacting with each other using Hypothesis is about as close to a seminar-style experience as they can have online.

To support the role that collaborative annotation can play in facilitating expanded online classes, Hypothesis is waiving all fees to educational institutions for during 2020, and will evaluate whether to extend this as the current situation develops. Existing partners can request a refund or apply any fees that they have already paid towards future costs.

We understand this is a demanding time for all. We will be focusing our efforts to work with schools that want to rapidly pilot or implement annotation. To help you get up and running as soon as possible, please request LMS app credentials to get set up within minutes and schedule time with our success team to identify next steps.


Start using Hypothesis in your LMS and learn more about a supported pilot at your school.

Instructional Continuity Resources

To learn more about how schools all over the world are responding to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 health crisis, visit:

About Hypothesis

Hypothesis is a mission-driven organization dedicated to the development and spread of open, standards-based annotation technologies and practices that enable anyone to annotate anywhere, helping humans reason more effectively together through a shared, collaborative discussion layer over all knowledge. Hypothesis is based in San Francisco, CA, USA, with a worldwide team.

Hypothesis has developed its open-source annotation software in collaboration with many partners and funders, including specific projects to augment groups and authentication capabilities with eLife, to enable annotation on EPUBs with NYU, the Readium Foundation, Evident Point, and EPUB.js, and many others. We thank our funders, partners and community for working with us to advance standards-based, interoperable annotation for all.


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