Hypothesis is very simple to set up and use. For a 15-minute demonstration of what it looks like to use Hypothesis, contact Paul McMillin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tech Details: What faculty need to know
Hypothesis is now automatically available in all program and course Canvas sites.
Creating an Assignment or Module:
There are two ways to make evaluation of student annotations more efficient.
As of spring 2021, Hypothesis has a new feature that allows faculty and students to see all annotations made in a program or section, across all assignments (can filter by student as well). Should be useful when doing evaluations. This is a beta feature that is still being developed, but the basic mechanism works and is part of our installation and can be used now. To use Notebook, you first have to be in a Hypothesis assignment on your Canvas site. Then click on the icon that looks vaguely like a person (this is your own account icon), and from the dropdown choose "Open Notebook". By default, you will see all the annotations and replies made in your program. You can filter by student, though, which is likely to be the most useful thing while doing evaluations.
The Fine Print:
I. Nearly everyone is using the Students for Spring group alone (since it is the only group that includes everyone in your program), so in Notebook, just make sure that you are in the Students for Spring group. If not, go back to the main hypothesis window and select that group before opening Notebook. If you were having students annotate by section, you will have to choose the section/group that you want to review before opening Notebook.
2. Titles of PDFs are not showing up in most cases. This is a glitch that will be fixed in the final release of Notebook, but for now, you may not be able to tell which document/assignment you are looking at unless you recognize the annotated text.
3. Currently as you browse all the annotations in Notebook you cannot click on an annotation in order to go to the assignment itself -- once you are in Notebook, you stay in Notebook until you close it. The ability to link out to the annotation in the context of the assignment in which it was made is a feature they plan to include later.