Using Hypothesis with Canvas Course Copy

Currently, Hypothesis isn’t compatible with Canvas’ Course Copy tool (though we do plan to add support for this in the future). Instructors who use Course Import need to re-link the document to each Hypothesis-enabled Assignment in the new course site. We have included instructions below.

When you import content from another Canvas course that includes Hypothesis-enabled readings, this may result in students getting stuck in a loop where they are repeatedly asked to “authorize” the Hypothesis app.

If you are teaching with Hypothesis and have imported content from another Canvas course, please follow the steps below.

For Assignments:

  1. Open the Assignment and select Edit Assignment Settings.
  2. Under Submission Type - “External Tool”, select Find.
  3. Select Hypothesis.
  4. Select the option that will get you to where the document is stored: URL, Google Drive or PDF.
  5. Choose the document and then choose Select in the Configure External Tool window.
  6. Save the Assignment.

Note: This will need to be done for each Hypothesis-enabled Assignment that has been imported.

For Module Items:

Module Items will need to be deleted and re-created. Please see our help article for instructions on creating Hypothesis-enabled Module Items.

Modified on: Mon, Jul 25, 2022 at 10:02 AM

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