Group Annotation Activities with Hypothesis in Canvas

  1. Wednesday, August 18th, 202110:00am - 11:00am

The Hypothesis social annotation tool in Canvas allows instructors and students to collaboratively annotate texts and have discussions in the margins. Social annotation helps foster close reading and makes student thinking more visible, in addition to establishing a sense of community. 

In this workshop, we'll explore the various ways to facilitate large and small group activities in Hypothesis, including:

  • Creating assignments compatible with Canvas Groups (including small group activities and one-to-one annotation assignments)
  • Annotating with Sections in Canvas
  • Creating lightweight, flexible, or ad-hoc small group activities using Tags in Hypothesis

We’ll discuss the benefits and limitations of each method, how each might be implemented in the classroom, and why you might choose one method over the others.

This workshop will assume a basic understanding of Hypothesis in Canvas, but all are welcome to attend. For a basic introduction, check the PDC for introductory offerings, or view the official Hypothesis documentation:

Event Details

  • Location:
  • Special Notes:
    This workshop will be conducted remotely via Zoom. Attendees will receive meeting details in advance of the workshop.
  • Sponsor:
  • Open To:
    Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff
  • Facilitated by:
    Kyle Denlinger
  • Questions? Please contact:

    • Kyle Denlinger: