Installing the LMS app for Schoology

Installing the LMS app for Schoology2020-06-16T15:08:28-07:00
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Who is this guide for?

  • This guide is for instructors who want to install Hypothesis in a Schoology course.
  • Are you having trouble getting Hypothesis installed in Schoology? Please contact us!

You might also find the following help article useful: Creating Hypothesis-enabled Readings in Schoology.

1. Creating a Hypothesis Key and Secret for Schoology


Fill out our form to provide your contact information. We will send you an email that contains the information you need to create the Hypothesis credentials (key and secret) you will need during the installation process.

Required fields

The LMS Domain is the basic web address you use to access your LMS (i.e.,

The Email field can be any valid email address that belongs to you.

Your credentials

After you fill out the form, click Generate Credentials. You will see a screen that looks like this:

IMPORTANT: Save this Key and Secret somewhere permanent, as the credentials are needed each time you create a Hypothesis-enabled assignment.


2. Install the Hypothesis LMS app in Schoology

In your “Tools” menu, select “School Management”.

On the following screen, click “Integration”.

Click on the “External Tools” tab at the top of the screen, and then click “Add External Tool Provider”.

Fill in the fields below:

Tool Name: “Hypothesis”
For the Consumer Key and Shared Secret fields, enter the credentials you generated in Part 1— Make sure to put each of these codes in the correct field, and that you don’t copy any extra spaces or characters!
Privacy: “Send Name and Email/Username of the user…”
Match by: “Domain”

Then click “Submit”!

To create an assignment in Schoology using Hypothesis, see our guide Creating Hypothesis-enabled readings in Schoology.

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