Webinar: Hypothesis Annotation in Your LMS, Now with Gradebook Integration

Webinar: Hypothesis Annotation in Your LMS, Now with Gradebook Integration

By |2020-10-14T14:24:23-07:00November 26th, 2019|
The Hypothesis Logo, circled by logos for Blackboard Learn, D2L Brightspace, Instructure Canvas, Moodle, Sakai, & Schoology.

Last December, we released the Hypothesis LMS app, a tool that enables you to integrate collaborative web annotation for course readings in any LMS with single sign-on and automatic private annotation groups for each class. In August, we announced the Hypothesis app’s first LMS gradebook integration for Instructure Canvas. We are now pleased to announce gradebook integration for any LMS that supports IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI), including not only Canvas, but also Blackboard, D2L Brightspace, Moodle, Sakai, and Schoology.

New for the spring 2020 term, our LMS app enables teachers to assess student annotations directly in the Hypothesis tool, integrated with their LMS gradebook. Now you can view and grade a single student’s annotations in place on top of a reading assignment or in the context of annotations by other students. These new capabilities make it even easier for teachers to use annotation to connect student reading to learning.

Watch the recording and download the slides from our 4 December 2019 webinar, where Hypothesis Director of Education Dr. Jeremy Dean demonstrated how to use collaborative annotation in your class to make student reading active, visible, and social, how these new gradebook integration capabilities work in various LMSs, and everything you need to know to start using collaborative annotation in your blended or online classes by installing our app in your LMS and kicking off a supported Hypothesis pilot at your school. We also had plenty of time during the webinar to answer questions from attendees about various technical and pedagogical topics.

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Visit the AnnotatED community

Hypothesis also convenes AnnotatED, the community for annotation in education, to bring educators together to explore the impact of collaborative annotation and share their experiences. Visit AnnotateED to learn more about the virtual and face-to-face events we hold to bring people together, and the work we are doing to research and share how annotation is being used to augment teaching and learning.

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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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