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 Assignments button on the navigation menu.
  2. Click the +Assignment button at the top of the page (See Fig. 1).
    Figure 1: Click the Add Module Item button.
  3. Enter the assignment's name, description (optional), points possible.
  4. In the Submission Type dropdown menu, select External Tool.
  5. Click the Find button and locate Hypothesis in the list. 
  6. Select Hypothesis. A popup window will appear.

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

Select PDF from Canvas

  1. On the Link Resource from External Tool screen, click the Select PDF from Canvas button.
  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 Select button. You will return to the Configure External Tool window.
  3. Click the blue Select button on the bottom of the popup window.
  4. Finish entering the additional assignment information.
  5. Click the Save or Save & Publish button.
  6. The Hypothesis-enabled Assignment Item will be listed on the Assignments page. When your students click on the Assignment, the web page or document will open with Hypothesis enabled and scoped to your class enrollments


Enter URL of web page or PDF

  1. On the Link Resource from External Tool screen, click the Enter URL of web page or PDF button.
  2. Enter or paste the URL of the site in the URLtext field.
    NOTE: The link must be publicly viewable (i.e., not behind a login or paywall).
  3. Click the Submit button.
  4. Click the blue Select button on the bottom of the popup window.
  5. Finish entering the additional assignment information.
  6. Click the Save or Save & Publish button.
  7. The Hypothesis-enabled Assignment Item will be listed on the Assignments page. When your students click on the Assignment, the web page or document will open with Hypothesis enabled and scoped to your class enrollments.

Modified on: Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 2:19 PM

Did you find it helpful? Yes No