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21 July, 2023
Mayor Michelle Wu and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) are pioneering a new approach to public communication with the recent deployment of Hypothesis, a social annotation tool, during the Mayor's first State of the City address.


21 July, 2023
The University of California, Santa Cruz has implemented Hypothesis, a leading social annotation tool, within its humanities department to foster deeper engagement with course content. The initiative leverages Hypothesis's integration with JSTOR, unlocking access to JSTOR’s vast library of 12 million articles, books, and images directly within the Hypothesis interface.


21 July, 2023
Today, Hypothesis, the pioneering open-source annotation platform, and Atlassian, the renowned developer of popular productivity software, announce a revolutionary partnership designed to transform the way teams collaborate and share knowledge digitally.

Fierce Education

14 July, 2023
Hypothesis is transforming teaching and learning for the better. Seasoned educators from numerous institutions have praised Hypothesis, not only for reshaping classroom communication and teacher efficiency, but also enhancing how students perceive their own learning journey. Thousands of annotations later, Hypothesis has undeniably spurred deeper textual engagement, collaborative discussions, and community, while strengthening vital academic skills.

La Veille de Gér@ld

23 November, 2022
Hypothesis est une plateforme en accès libre et gratuit, qui se démarque des nombreux autres outils d’annotation par des fonctionnalités plus vastes. Elle offre notamment une expérience de cocréation participative de connaissances plus vivante et authentique aux étudiants dans le cadre d’une stratégie d’annotation collaborative.


11 November, 2022
Hypothesis is the social reading/collaborative annotation tool that can be added as an activity to your Moodle site. Read more here about ways that you can use Hypothesis for class assignments. Until recently, only publicly available websites or PDF files stored in your Google Drive were able to be used with Hypothesis. Thanks to a new collaboration between Hypothesis and JSTOR, now articles available through JSTOR can be easily used within Hypothesis.

American Association for the Advancement of Science/EurekAlert!

8 November, 2022
COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY — Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) announced today that the preprint servers bioRxiv and medRxiv have received renewed funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). CZI has supported bioRxiv since 2017 and medRxiv since 2020. The newest grants, totaling $6.1 million, will support the expansion of the servers’ operations until 2024 and a partnership with the annotation platform to improve processes for commenting and providing feedback around preprints.

Claudia Berger

27 October, 2022
And one of the strongest affordances is how it allows students to thread conversations in the text they are discussing, and not asking them to read something and then have a conversation on a class forum hosted elsewhere. By keeping the conversation in the document itself it can help tie what is being discussed directly to the text.

Inside Higher Ed

12 October, 2022
No fancy tools are needed. Students may, for example, work together on a shared Google document. But for PDFs, webpages or other artifacts, they may need a tool such as Hypothesis, a free browser extension that allows users to make private, semiprivate or public annotations. (Update: The browser extension is free for users on the web; schools that integrate the service into their learning management systems pay a fee.)

Faculty Focus

10 October, 2022
Students also enjoy using Hypothesis, a Web 2.0 social annotation tool integrated into the UDC LMS [Blackboard Ultra]. Students can comment on readings in the margins or type answers to questions using text, audio, videos, website links, or pictures during class for everyone to review and reply. Students can access all activities in the LMS course site at any time to revisit the material or continue the conversation.