hypothes.is in Blackboard
In 2020/21 we will be conducting a pilot of the annotation tool, hypothes.is. The pilot is running as part of the IUA's Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning project.
Creating a Reading in Blackboard
In a content area, choose Build Content > Hypothesis.
In the next window, you can add the title and criteria for the reading activity under Information.
If you wish to mark the activity, choose Enable Evaluation and add a point value. This will create a column in the Blackboard Grade Centre.
Choose Submit when you have added your information.
Now, click back into the newly created Hypothesis activity to add the link to your reading.
Please note that hypothes.is works best with openly accessible web pages.
Further information is available here: https://web.hypothes.is/help/creating-hypothesis-enabled-readings-in-blackboard/
Grading an Activity
The full guide for grading reading activities in Blackboard is available here: https://web.hypothes.is/help/grading-student-annotations-in-blackboard/
Are your students new to annotation? Share this user guide with them to get started: https://web.hypothes.is/help/introduction-to-the-hypothesis-lms-app-for-students/
Looking for examples of annotation activities? A collection from a variety of disciplines is available from hypothes.is: https://web.hypothes.is/teacher-resource-guide/