How to Annotate Using Hypothesis in Canvas
This video from Hypothesis shows the very basic basics of annotating with Hypothesis in Canvas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlkUBM9MJZ4
A note to faculty: For some reason this demo shows Hypothesis opening in a small frame. It is simple, and highly advisable, to make Hypothesis open in a new tab so that you and your students will have the entire screen to work with (the For Faculty page on this guide shows you how).
The Basics (step by step):
Additional Tech Details:
If a red arrow appears in your Hypothesis frame, that indicates that someone else has just posted an annotation.
Click on the red arrow to refresh the panel and see all annotations including the most recent.
You can sort annotations by clicking on the up-and-down arrow combination icon.
The default sort causes the annotations to appear in the same order as the text that they are annotating appears. You can change that to see the most recent annotations first, which will be useful if you drop in to see what's new more than once.
If you click on highlighted text in the main text window, the Hypothesis frame will open and show you only the annotations associated with that specific text. To see all annotations again, click on the “Show All Annotations” button.
If you click on a text excerpt in the Hypothesis frame, the main window will scroll to that point in the text, showing the text excerpt highlighted in its original context.
The main point of annotation is to directly connect your comments to specific bits of text. But, if you do want to write or read a comment that is directed towards the entire text, use the page note icon:
If you want to read the main text without seeing the highlights you and others have made, click the eye icon:
Don’t open the document in Hypothesis twice. If you do, close one to avoid temporary digital upset.
If anything goes wrong, just close your Hypothesis window, reload the Canvas page for the module or assignment, and click on the Hypothesis button again.