Watch our webinar, held on Thursday 12 September 2019, focusing on the simple steps to start using collaborative annotation in Moodle with Hypothesis, the organization that brought the world open-source, standards-based annotation and runs the largest service of its kind. More than 280,000 people are already using Hypothesis to annotate online, and together they have made over 7 million annotations on about 660,000 different documents, including textbooks, scholarly articles, public websites, and OER published on webpages and PDFs. The vast majority of these annotations were made by students, collaborating to leave breadcrumbs on their reading that teachers can follow, to add questions on specific passages and link to connections they make, and to engage with teachers and other students in discussion of ideas right on top of shared texts.
Just last December, Hypothesis launched our learning management system (LMS) app, which enables single-sign-on with Moodle, along with any other platform that supports the IMS learning tools interoperability (LTI) standard. The LMS app makes it easy for any Moodle institution to integrate Hypothesis in less than 10 minutes. Our supported pilots are helping Moodle schools implement collaborative annotation in live classes with support and training to help make sure students can start annotating easily, following best practices from other educators.
During the webinar, Director of Education Dr. Jeremy Dean showed how Hypothesis enables teachers to add collaborative annotation to class assignments to make student reading visible, active, and social. The webinar covered everything you need to know about why and how to start using collaborative annotation in your blended or online classes, including a demo of annotation capabilities, examples of annotation use cases outside higher education, and how to get started working with Hypothesis by installing our LMS app in Moodle and kicking off a supported Hypothesis pilot at your institution.
Webinar slides and links
- View or download the webinar presentation
- Try out the Hypothesis app in your LMS
- Start a supported pilot program at your institution
- Visit Moonami for Moodle hosting and support
- Contact Dr. Jeremy Dean, Hypothesis Director of Education
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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Hypothesis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and spread of open, standards-based annotation technologies and practices, enabling anyone to annotate anywhere. Our mission is to help 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 sponsors, 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 partners and community for working with us to advance standards-based, interoperable annotation for all.