Hypothesis is a social annotation tool installed directly in your learning management system (LMS). Adding Hypothesis to readings in your LMS supports student success by placing active discussion right on top of course readings, enabling students and teachers to add comments and start conversations in the margins of texts.
To learn more about making reading active, visible, and social using Hypothesis, please join us in one of our upcoming workshops. RSVP via one of the links below.
Activating annotation with Hypothesis (30 minutes)
The Hypothesis team will share how teachers are using annotation-powered reading to help students develop foundational academic skills like deep reading and persuasive writing. In addition to sharing pedagogical best practices for social annotation, we will demonstrate how Hypothesis is used with course readings in your LMS. Participants will gain a clear understanding of how to start incorporating social annotation into their courses to improve student outcomes.
- Activating annotation in Canvas
- Activating annotation in Blackboard
- Activating annotation in Moodle
- Activating annotation in Sakai
- Activating annotation in D2L
Creative ways to use social annotation in your courses (30 minutes)
In this workshop, our team will lead participants through various discussion protocols and active-learning strategies that can help make social annotation even more engaging and fun. Participants will come away from this session with several strategies for creatively using social annotation in their courses.
Using multimedia & tags in annotations (30 minutes)
Whether you’re having students reply to your syllabus with funny GIFs or asking them to create videos in response to a current-events article, Hypothesis provides a text editor that allows you and your students to embed links, images, and videos in annotations. Participate in this short workshop that walks you through how to increase engagement by adding multimedia and tags in annotations.
Using Hypothesis with small groups (30 minutes)
When teaching a large class, it can be challenging to engage every student and ensure that no one feels invisible. Using Hypothesis for social annotation in small groups can help you make more meaningful and collaborative connections with your students. One of our most frequent requests is for the ability to segment large classes. This workshop focuses on the options for using Hypothesis in small groups, and it will cover how social annotation can be used to create a more collaborative learning environment.
You can find recordings of previous partner workshops on our YouTube channel.
If you have any questions about these workshops or using Hypothesis in your LMS, please contact the Hypothesis Success Team.