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Hypothesis Summer Workshop Series


Join us for our Summer Workshop Series and take a pedagogical deep dive into social annotation! In this four-week series, we’ll explore teaching strategies related to Hypothesis in your courses. Register for as many sessions as you’d like to attend below. All workshops start at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET. If you register and attend all four, you’ll receive a Certificate of Attendance, issued by Hypothesis, for the Summer 2023 Seminar in Social Annotation as both a PDF certificate and badge you can share.

June 6, 2023: Annotation starter assignments (30 minutes)

This workshop is ideal for instructors who are interested in using social annotation in their courses but aren’t exactly sure how to provide guidance to students. The Hypothesis team will review ideas for annotation starter assignments and provide you with ready-to-use instructions for a variety of disciplines and modalities. It doesn’t matter if you’re teaching humanities, business, STEM, or the health professions, or if you’re teaching face-to-face or online — you’ll get strategies from this workshop that you can add immediately to an assignment in your course.

June 13, 2023: Creative ways to use social annotation in your courses (30 minutes)

In this workshop, our team will lead participants through various discussion protocols and active-learning strategies that can help make social annotation even more engaging and fun. Participants in this session will learn several strategies for creatively using social annotation in their courses.

June 20, 2023: Using multimedia & tags in annotations (30 minutes)

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 and your students to embed links, images and videos in annotations. Images and video can help bring course materials to life. Tags are a great way to categorize or organize your students’ thinking while annotating. Participate in this short workshop that walks you through how to increase engagement by adding multimedia and tags in annotations.

June 27, 2023: Grading and feedback for social annotation (45 minutes)

While there are multiple options for grading in Hypothesis, the importance of incentivizing participation cannot be overstated. To help spark interest in annotation, instructors need to provide clear guidelines that reward high-quality contributions. In this workshop, the Hypothesis team will present foundational components in creating either an analytic or holistic rubric for annotation, as well as establishing a framework for effective feedback. Social annotation lends the ideal format for assessing and promoting continuous learning, so join this session to gather ideas and tools to take your grading and feedback practices to the next level.


Register for Hypothesis Summer Workshop Series