Have you ever wanted an easy way to know if your students are reading? To connect with students directly on key parts of a reading? To share what you think is important? To learn about the connections they make and the questions they have? To help them engage with each other? Annotation with Hypothesis enables students to record their active, deep reading directly on top of course materials and participate in discussion on texts with classmates and instructors. Hypothesis helps teachers see students doing the reading before they come to class and advancing their thinking with each other. Within and beyond the classroom, collaborative annotation empowers students as knowledge producers, building their capacity for intellectual conversation and civic participation.






2261 Market Street #632
San Francisco, California 94114 United States
Phone: 650.274.7647

Geographic Locations:

Asia; Australia; Canada; EMEA; LATAM; New Zealand; UK; US





Our LMS app uses the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard to integrate Hypothesis directly into Canvas so instructors can enable collaborative annotation directly on top of any course reading. Students and teachers can start annotating with single-sign-on in private groups, automatically synced to the Canvas class roster. Teachers can grade student annotations and conversations using SpeedGrader.



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We offer a pilot program to provide support, faculty training, and implementation best practices for schools looking to use annotation in teaching and learning.





Webinar: Collaborative Web Annotation with Hypothesis in Canvas

Webinar: Collaborative Web Annotation with Hypothesis in Canvas

Watch our 14 August 2019 webinar where Director of Education Dr. Jeremy Dean demonstrated new Hypothesis capabilities in our LMS app that enable teachers to provide feedback on student annotations directly in Instructure Canvas SpeedGrader. Now you can view and grade a single student’s annotations in place on top of a reading assignment or in the context of annotations by other students. This new functionality makes it even easier for teachers to use annotation to connect student reading to learning. During the webinar, Jeremy showed how Hypothesis enables teachers to add collaborative annotation to class assignments to make student reading visible, active, and social. Jeremy also led a conversation with a panel of four educators who already use Hypothesis in Canvas and shared how they build annotation into teaching and learning: Dr. Julia Kantor, Senior Instructor at University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Lorna Gonzalez, Instructional Designer & School of Education Faculty at California State University Channel Islands, Dr. Meegan Kennedy, Associate Professor at Florida State University, and Spencer Greenhalgh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Information Communication Technology at the School of Information Science, University of Kentucky.



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Contact: Hypothesis
2261 Market Street, Suite 632
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
Phone: 512.632.9867
Email: education@hypothes.is

Technical Support: support@hypothes.is