Hypothesis is an open source tool that lets users highlight and annotate any webpage or PDF. It can be used with a browser extension or inside your Canvas site.
How can I use Hypothesis in teaching?
- Have students look up difficult words or unknown allusions in a text and share their research as annotations.
- Pre-populate a text with questions for students to reply to in annotations or notes elucidating important points as they read.
- Have students highlight, tag and annotate words or passages that are confusing to them in their readings.
- Have students identify formal textual elements and broader social and historical contexts at work in specific passages.
- Have students share their personal opinions on a controversial topic as discussed by an article.
What is unique about Hypothesis?
- Instructors can add Hypothesis to any public webpage or PDF.
If Hypothesis is used inside of Canvas, the user should follow the Canvas technical requirements. If Hypothesis is used in a web browser outside of Canvas, the user must have a version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge or equivalent released within the last 12 months. Hypothesis does not work with Internet Explorer.
Modified on: Tue, May 25, 2021 at 10:32 AM
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