hypothes.is in Blackboard
In 2021/22, a number of licenses have been purchased for hypothes.is in Blackboard. Simply follow the instructions below to begin using the social annotation tool.
What is hypothes.is?
Hypothesis is an easy-to-use pedagogical tool that enables students and teachers to have conversations in the margins of digital texts. Using social annotation gives you new ways to foster student success by building community, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of readings.
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.
You can also choose a PDF file from your Blackboard module using this option:
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/
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/
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/