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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.

A. Enter a Public URL for a document

This can be a public web page or a PDF hosted at a public website. The URL is public in that it cannot require any kind of login by a user.

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

B. Use a PDF file from Google Drive through Google Picker

Technically, this process will generate a public URL for the document. In practice, this is a secret URL that will not be shared with anyone outside your course and cannot be easily discovered.

Authorize a Google account

Select (or Upload) a file.

Again, note that you can upload a PDF to Google Drive via the Google Picker workflow.

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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