If you will be using Hypothesis with a PDF, you need to upload the file to Canvas Files before completing the steps below.
  1. From your Canvas site, click the Module button on the navigation menu.
  2. Click the +button next to a Module group to add a new Module Item (See Fig. 1).
    Canvas Module page with red arrow pointing to the + button to add a new item
    Figure 1: Click the Add Module Item button.
  3. In the Add Item pop-up window, click on the Add drop-down menu and select External Tool from the list of options (See Fig. 2).
    Adding a new external tool to the module
    Figure 2: Select External Tool from the drop-down menu.
  4. A list of tools that have been installed for your course site will appear. Scroll through the list and select Hypothesis (See Fig. 3).
    Red arrow pointing to Hypothesis in the drop down menu
    Figure 3: Click on Hypothesis in the list.
  5. Click the Add Item button. This window will close.

  6. Next, you will add the document you want to annotate (See Fig. 4).

    Three options listed to choose how to select your document
    Figure 4: Options to upload a document

Click one of the links below for instructions on adding the type of document you will use:

Using a PDF from Canvas Files

  1. On the Link Resource from External Tool screen, click the Use Canvas File button (See Fig. 5).
    Red box around Use Canvas File
    Figure 5: Choosing to add a Canvas file
  2. You will see a list of files in your Canvas Files directory. Click on the title of the file you want to use and click the Submit button. You will return to the External Tool window. (See Fig. 6)
    Red box around the Submit button
    Figure 6: Submit button
  3. In the Page Name field enter a name for the module item or leave the default name.
  4. Click the Add Item button.

Using a URL or other online document

  1. On the Link Resource from External Tool screen, put your cursor in the Public Document URL field and paste or type the web address to the page you want to use.
    NOTE: The link must be publicly viewable (i.e., not behind a login or paywall).
  2. Click the Submit button (See Fig. 7).
    Red boxes around the document URL and the Submit button
    Figure 7: Linking the URL

The Hypothesis-enabled Module Item will be listed on the Modules page. When your students click on the Module Item, the webpage or document will open with Hypothesis enabled and scoped to your class enrollments.


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Modified on: Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 10:32 AM