Using Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive with Hypothesis LMS assignments

Using Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive with Hypothesis LMS assignments2021-11-19T11:53:41-08:00
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When creating a new Hypothesis-enabled reading assignment in your course you can choose to use a PDF stored in Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.

The first time you use Google Drive or OneDrive with Hypothesis you will be asked to authorize Hypothesis access to your account.

Google and Microsoft asking for permission to authorize Hypothesis access to your account

Hypothesis only uses a small subset of the permissions granted — the minimum necessary to display the selected PDF to anyone viewing the assignment in your course, and to allow you upload a new PDF to your account if needed.

After authorizing, you can browse to select the PDF you want to use in the assignment, or upload a new PDF.

Which files can be used with Hypothesis

Hypothesis can only access documents that your Google or Microsoft account owns or has edit permission to. This typically includes any PDF stored in your My Drive or My OneDrive folder.

Which files can not be used with Hypothesis

Any PDFs stored in a shared folder, shared library, or shared with you by another user typically can not be used by Hypothesis.

Special notes for institutional or school-managed Google and Microsoft accounts

If your school, organization, or Google or Microsoft administrator has policies in place that restrict sharing files outside of your organization, or restrict being able to grant third-party applications like Hypothesis access to your account, you may not be able to use this feature.

Revoking Hypothesis access to your account

At any time you can choose to revoke Hypothesis access to your Google or Microsoft account by following the instructions below.

Note that revoking access will not affect any previously-created assignments using Google Drive or OneDrive. Those assignments will still be available to anyone with access to the course. If you no longer want the PDFs in those assignments to be accessible, you will need to manually remove the file’s share permissions in Google Drive or OneDrive.

Revoking access to Google Drive

From your Google Account page, navigate to Security > Manage third-party access, and select Hypothesis from the list of third-party apps. Click the Remove Access button to revoke Hypothesis access to your account.

Location of "Remove Access" button for Hypothesis LMS App

Revoking access to Microsoft OneDrive (institutional account)

Visit https://myapps.microsoft.com/ to view the apps that have access to your account.

Locate the Hypothesis badge on the page, click the three dots in the upper right corner, and select Manage your application.

Location of "Manage your application" from the Hypothesis badge

On the Hypothesis permissions page click the link to Revoke Permissions.

Institutional OneDrive Revoke Permissions link

Revoking access to Microsoft OneDrive (personal account)

Visit https://www.microsoft.com/consent to view the apps that have access to your account.

Locate and click on Hypothesis from the apps list. On the Hypothesis info page click the Remove these permissions button.

Personal OneDrive Remove These Permissions button

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