Hypothesis is a free online tool designed to allow for collaborative annotation across the web. It can be used to annotate web pages and pdfs publicly, privately, or within a group.
We enabled the Hypothesis plugin in Moodle so it works within your courses. With Moodle integration, students don’t have to create an account with Hypothesis or add a plugin to their browser. Also, annotations are completely private and allow accessibility to course participants only.
Hypothesis can be used for student engagement, formative assessment, or as a scaffolding tool for larger projects.
Suggestions for active learning with Hypothesis:
- Pre-populate a text with questions for students to reply to in annotations as they read.
- Students create a glossary or list of key terms linked throughout the text.
- Students point out confusing passages and create a question in the annotation.
- Students connect passages in the text with contemporary news.
- Students add images or video to annotations.
For more information contact Ariela McCaffrey, firstname.lastname@example.org or click web.hypothes.is
Stay tuned for Instructional Technology workshops to be scheduled in July and August on using Hypothesis in Moodle.