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This guide assumes a D2L administrator has already installed the Hypothesis LMS app at the organization level and granted access to the tool provider for your course/department/organization. For installation instructions, please see our help article: Installing the Hypothesis LMS app for D2L.

1. Add Existing Activities

In the Content area of your course, navigate to the Module or course area where you’d like to add your Hypothesis-enabled reading. Click on the Add Existing Activities drop-down and select External Learning Tools from the menu:

On the Add Activity dialog, click the Create New LTI Link button (you may have to scroll down):

3. Add a title and the Hypothesis LTI URL

Enter a sensible title for the Hypothesis-enabled reading.
In the LTI URL field, put https://lms.hypothes.is/lti_launches
Click Create and Insert when you’re done.

4. Select the document to be annotated

Click on the title of the LTI Link you’ve just created:

You will see two options for selecting a document: Enter the URL of web page or PDF (see 4a) and Select PDF from Google Drive (See 4b). The screen will look like this:

4a. 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. The URL must be public in that it cannot require any kind of login by a user.

Click Submit when you’re done.

4b. Select PDF from Google Drive

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.

5. Preview your Hypothesis-enabled reading

You will see the web page or PDF you’ve chosen with Hypothesis enabled and scoped to your automatically-provisioned private group:

You and your students will now be able to select text and annotate.

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