Canvas Course Import and Hypothesis

Canvas Course Import and Hypothesis2021-07-28T13:14:08-07:00
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Hypothesis readings in Canvas are fully compatible with Canvas’ Course Import tool. If your Assignment or Module was created using a publicly-accessible URL or a PDF stored in Google Drive then the reading should work properly when copied into another Canvas Section or Course without any further work.

If your Assignment or Module was created using a PDF from Canvas Files, however, Hypothesis does require that the instructor complete a few short steps to allow the readings to be accessible in the new course.

If you are teaching with Hypothesis and have copied Hypothesis-enabled readings that use PDFs in Canvas Files, please follow the steps below:

1. If the original source course date is prior to September, 2021, please visit the source course and open any Hypothesis assignment that uses Canvas Files.

This step allows Hypothesis to perform a one-time sync of course file data on the original Canvas course, and can occur either before or after the course import process.

You will only need to open one Hypothesis assignment to allow the data from all assignments to sync.

Note that you must access the assignment using an account with instructor privileges in the original source course.

2. After the Canvas course import is complete, visit the new destination course and open any Hypothesis assignment that uses Canvas Files.

This step allows Hypothesis to perform a one-time sync of course file data on the new destination Canvas course.

You will only need to open one Hypothesis assignment to allow the data from all assignments to sync.

Note that you must access the assignment using an account with instructor privileges in the new destination course.

After completing the above steps all copied Hypothesis assignments should open for students successfully. If you continue to encounter issues or error messages related to Canvas files access, please see Fixing a Broken Canvas File Link for additional troubleshooting.

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