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The Hypothesis LMS app has been integrated with Sakai’s Grades, making it easier to assess student annotations. The integration singles out each student’s contributions to a conversation on a document and enables instructors to enter a grade for an annotated reading assignment.

Note: During the process of creating a Hypothesis-enabled content item, you should be prompted to change the Tool Title of the content item before saving. You should choose a name that is unique among the content items in your course. Sakai will treat content items created with identical names (even if the name is edited later) as if they were the same assignment in the Gradebook.

1. Launch the assignment

When you launch the assignment, you will see the grading toolbar at the top of the screen:

Hypothesis grading bar

From here you can:

  • Toggle between a student’s annotations and the whole class, to see each student’s work in context and by itself
  • See how many annotations each student created (including replies)
  • Enter a grade, which will be sent to the Moodle Gradebook


2. Select a student to display only their annotations

When you use the arrows to cycle through the class list or select a student’s name from the dropdown, you will see only the annotations of the selected student:

Components of grading bar


In the picture below, the student “Michael DiRoberts_PreviewUser” is selected, and so only the annotations made by that student are displayed.

Filtering user in Sidebar


You can also click on the drop-down menu to see the list of students and select the one you want.

Changing students in grading bar


3. Enter and submit grades

Enter any number (out of 10) and click on “Submit Grade”. Then select a new student to continue grading.

SUbmit grade button in grading bar


4. Access Sakai’s Gradebook

In the left hand menu click on Gradebook.

Link to Sakai gradebook


Your grades for each assignment will appear in the gradebook. Please note that the assignment has you grade out of 10 points, but the Sakai Gradebook will multiply this number by 10 to display your grade out of 100 points.

Sakai gradebook


5. (Optional) Change the point value of the assignment

If you would like to change the point value of an assignment, click on the down arrow in the lower-right corner of the cell with the assignment name and then click “Edit Item Details”.

Edit Sakai gradebook column

Enter the new point value and select “Scale Existing Grades” to make sure that any grades you’ve entered in Hypothesis scale properly to the new value.

Scaling grades in Sakai


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