Creating Hypothesis-enabled Readings in Schoology

Creating Hypothesis-enabled Readings in Schoology2021-07-29T06:33:07-07:00
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This explains how to create a Hypothesis-enabled reading assignment. The app allows you to share a webpage or PDF document with the Hypothesis sidebar automatically added within the LMS. If you have not installed Hypothesis in Schoology yet, see our guide for instructors who are installing Hypothesis in a Schoology course.

1. Add a new Hypothesis assignment

From the Materials section of your course, click the Add Materials drop-down and select Add File/Link/External Tool

Then click the External Tool button

In the Add External Tool window, enter the following:

  • Tool Provider: select Hypothesis
  • Title: choose an appropriate title for your assignment
  • URL: https://lms.hypothes.is/lti_launches
  • Optional: to enable grading check the Enable Grading box

Click the Submit button to create the new assignment.

2. Select a reading

Open the new assignment in order to select a reading to add.

You will have the option to enter a publicly-viewable URL (See Step 2A) or to add a PDF from Google Drive (See Step 2B). The screen will look like this:

A. Enter the URL of web page or PDF

Click the button that says Enter the URL of web page or PDF. On the Enter URL dialog, enter a link to a public web page or PDF. Please note that the content at the link must be publicly viewable (i.e., not behind a login or paywall).

B. Select PDF from Google Drive

Note: This process will change the privacy of the selected Google Drive file to “Anyone with the link can view,” creating a publicly-viewable URL for the document. Please see our page on sharing settings in Google Drive for more information.

Click the button that says Select PDF from Google Drive. You will be asked to authorize a Google account, and then you’ll be able to search for and select a file, or upload a new one. Click on the file you want to use and then click Select.

To be annotatable by Hypothesis, PDFs must have optically recognizable text. If you can select text in the doc, then it does.

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