Hypothesis is a social annotation tool installed directly in Rutgers Canva. Adding Hypothesis to readings as a Canvas assignment supports student success by placing active discussion right on top of course readings, enabling students and teachers to add comments and start conversations in the margins of texts.
To find out how to make reading more active, visible, and social using Hypothesis, please join Hypothesis in one of their upcoming workshops. RSVP via one of the links below.
Using Hypothesis with small groups
When teaching a large class, it can be challenging to engage every student and ensure that no one feels invisible. Using Hypothesis for social annotation in small groups can help you make more meaningful and collaborative connections with your students. One of our most frequent requests is for the ability to segment large classes. This workshop focuses on the options for using Hypothesis in small groups, and it will cover how social annotation can be used to create a more collaborative learning environment.
Grading Hypothesis-enabled readings
The Hypothesis LMS app has been integrated into the grading tool in Rutgers Canvas, making it easier to assess student annotations. This workshop will walk you through not only how to grade, but the intent and purpose of grading annotations in Hypothesis-enabled readings. The Hypothesis team will share examples of annotations in courses and lead a discussion about grading.
Using multimedia in annotations
Whether you’re having students reply to your syllabus with funny GIFs or asking them to create videos in response to a current-events article, Hypothesis provides a text editor that allows you to include links, images, text, and videos in your and your students’ annotations. This workshop will walk you through how to add multimedia as annotations, and offer ideas for embedding images and videos.
Creative ways to use social annotation in your courses
In this workshop, the Hypothesis team will lead participants in a discussion about how collaborative annotation with Hypothesis can be used in their particular disciplines and dovetail with their specific teaching and learning objectives. Participants will come away from this session with a clear idea of how to expand their usage of collaborative annotation in their courses to improve student success.
You can find recordings of previous partner workshops on the Hypothesis YouTube channel.
If you have any questions about these workshops or using Hypothesis in Rutgers Canvas, please contact the Hypothesis Success Team.