While the majority of our educational use is through our private groups feature, we have many classes collaboratively annotating online texts in public. Here are some examples of such course work so you can see the tool in action. Click the links to visit the annotated documents. 

Elisa Beshero-Bondar, University of Pittsburg-Greensburg

Undergrad English students annotating poems across the Web from Gutenberg to Bartleby.com, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”:

Check out the stream of the class’s work from throughout the semester here–this stream was created because the students used a course tag in their annotations.

Mark Sample, Davidson College

Students in an edX course annotating a Wikipedia page:

Krystyna Michaels, NYU

Freshman seminar students annotating PDFs of essays hosted on a WordPress site:

NOTE: For more on hosting PDFs on WordPress, see this blog-tutorial.

Elba Serrano, New Mexico State University

Neuroscience grad students annotating PDFs of journal articles hosted at scholarly databases:

Chris Sloan, Judge Memorial High School

High school students annotating “Letter from Birmingham Jail” published to the web on Google Drive:

Larry Hanley, San Francisco State

College English students annotating professor’s literary anthology using WordPress plugin:

NOTE: For more on the hypothes.is WordPress plugin, visit this page.

Jeff Allred, Hunter College

Undergrad English students annotating a public realm novel, Melville’s Benito Cereno, hosted on a WordPress site:

Check out the stream of the class’s work from throughout the semester here.

Robin De Rosa, Plymouth State University

Undergrad English students annotating professor’s literary anthology in Pressbooks:

Matthew Roberts, Grand Valley State

Online political science students annotating Supreme Court opinions on professor’s website:

NOTE: hypothes.is is natively embedded on the above page using JavaScript. More on embedding hypothes.is on a website here.

Lee Skallerup Bessette, University of Mary Washington

Undergrads in freshman seminar annotating an Audrey Watters blog:

UPDATE: The author of the blog has blocked annotation, but you can view an out of context stream of the class’s annotations on the text here.

Amanda Licastro, Stevenson University

One undergrad composition student’s rhetorical analysis of an online journal article.

Sean Hackney, Joliet Township High School

One high school English student’s annotations on a speech transcript as part of a research project:

Check out the stream of her annotations for the research project here.