What is it?
A social reading and annotation tool that helps develop comprehension and critical thinking about course materials.
Why use it?
Writing in the margins has always been an essential activity for students. Annotation helps in reading comprehension and in developing critical thinking about course materials. Hypothesis enables students to continue this essential activity with online readings. Digital annotation also offers new affordances, enabling students to respond to text using different media and empowering them to collaborate on understanding and developing ideas about their readings.
How do I get started?
Hypothesis is now integrated within Sakai. You simply select it as an external tool via the Lessons tool to begin creating Hypothesis-enabled content. For step-by-step instructions check out the video tutorial on How to Use the Hypothes.is LMS App with Lessons in Sakai.
How do I get help?
ITS Staff is available to answer your questions and meet you for a consultation and/or group training, if needed. We can help brainstorm ideas for using Hypothes.is in your teaching based on your specific needs and discipline. Simply reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also browse through our support resources to help answer your question(s).
Help from ITS-Pomona
The following includes Pomona-specific instructions:
- How to set up an Hypothes.is assignment in Sakai using a file from Box
- The basics of annotating with Hypothes.is
- How to insert an image to your annotation
- How to make a page note
Visit the Hypothes.is media library for additional video tutorials on how-to topics.
The Claremont Colleges Library also has a lib guide on Hypothes.is that includes tips, examples, and step-by-step instructions to help get you started.
Help from Hypothes.is
Hypothes.is, the company also offers a wealth of information on its website — from model assignments, product tutorials, faculty testimonials and much more! Visit the Educator Resource Guide for more details.
Answers to some frequently asked questions include:
- Which browsers are supported by Hypothesis?
- What’s the difference between an annotation and a highlight?
- Can I have multiple student groups annotate the same document?