Hypothes.is Social Annotation

Hypothesis is an easy-to-use social annotation tool installed directly in Moodle. Adding Hypothesis to your Moodle readings places collaborative active discussion right on top of course content, enabling collaborative notetaking, critique, tagging, and conversations in the margins of texts you can view on the web. Benefits of social annotation of texts include improved understanding, enhanced learning, better communication, and increased engagement. Hypothesis recently published a research white paper focused on the value of social annotation for teaching and learning.

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Guides, Resources, and Getting Help

 Below are getting started guides you may find helpful. Support is available from EdTech by booking an appointment or submitting a request to itservice@lclark.edu. Additional informative guides for faculty and students and information about accessibility is available as well.

Hypothesis Partner Workshops

Sign up for regularly scheduled Hypothesis Partner Workshops that give quick 30 minute overviews on how to start using Hypothesis in your classes. A few upcoming sessions that may be of interest are listed below. Direct support is also available from Hypothesis.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 1pm PT Social annotation for STEM subjects
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 1pm PT Preparing for your term with Hypothesis: Annotate your syllabus
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 1pm PT Preparing for your term with Hypothesis: Annotation starter assignments
Friday, January 5, 2024 at 10am PT Leveraging social annotation in the age of AI
Friday, January 12, 2024 at 11am PT Annotate your syllabus
Friday, January 19, 2024 at 11am PT Annotation starter assignments
Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 1pm PT Annotate your syllabus
Friday, February 2, 2024 at 11am PT Social annotation in large courses
Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 1pm PT Annotation starter assignments
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 11am PT Hypothesis and UDL: Multimedia features


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