Teaching Resources

Hypothes.is: A Digital Annotation Tool

Resource Overview

An overview of Hypothes.is, a social annotation tool used for collaboration, interactive reading, annotation, and discussion that is integrated with Canvas and SpeedGrader.

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Meg Gregory

Senior Assistant Director, Educational Development

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Washington University has a university-wide license to a digital web-based learning tool called Hypothes.is. Hypothesis is a social annotation tool used for collaboration, interactive reading, annotation, and discussion that is integrated with Canvas and SpeedGrader.

Adding Hypothesis to readings in Canvas can support student success by placing active discussion right on top of PDFs and webpages, enabling students and instructors to add comments and start conversations in the margins of a course reading. This is a tool that the CTL is confident will help support student learning regardless of the mode of instruction (in person, Hyflex, or online) you are using in your courses.

Here are some web-based resources available for implementing Hypothesis within your Canvas courses:

You are also welcome to reach out to Meg Gregory at the CTL (meggregory@wustl.edu) or to Becky George, Customer Support Specialist at Hypothesis, (rebecca.george@hypothes.is) for an individual consultation on using Hypothesis.

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If you have suggestions of resources we might add to these pages, please contact us:

ctl@wustl.edu(314) 935-6810Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.