Hypothes.is is a tool that facilitates active reading, collaborative annotation and discussions around text and media. It allows students to annotate and critique news, articles and media from various sources including, JSTOR, YouTube, and pdf documents prepared by the instructor. The annotation and collaboration make students' reading and understanding visible. The focus on the learning process is particularly important in the age of generative AI. Hypothes.is can also be used in STEM classes for collaborative problem-solving.
Integrated in the RMC Canvas and the course Speedgrader, Hypothes.is can be use for learning assessment.
Hypothes.is is integrated into our Canvas learning management system. The user should sign into Canvas.rmc.edu using his/her RMC username and password. The course instructor can set up Hypothes.is exercise in course Modules and Assignments.
(Signing into RMC Canvas is required.)
Tutorial (text): Using the Hypothesis LMS App with Modules in Canvas
Tutorial (video): Creating an Hypothesis PDF module item in Canvas
Tutorial (video): Creating an Hypothesis URL module item in Canvas
Tutorial (text & video): How to set up Hypothesis readings through Canvas Assignments
Tutorial (text): How to use Canvas Groups to create Hypothesis Group Reading
Tutorial (text & video): How to grade Hypothesis annotations in Canvas
Tutorial (text & video): How to turn a scanned PDF image to machine readable document (OCR)