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Hypothesis is an external tool that allows students to collaboratively annotate webpages or PDF documents.
Hypothesis allows you to provide your students with a public webpage or PDF for collaborative annotation. Once students have annotated a webpage or PDF document, you can review their annotations and optionally provide a grade out of 10 that is stored in the Moodle gradebook.
Course administrators and tutors can add hypothes.is links to their Moodle course for students to annotate. These annotations can also be assessed with grades carrying back into the Moodle gradebook.
Students can access hypothes.is links and leave annotations to be graded.
Ensure any webpages or PDF documents you make available for annotation by students are correctly licensed. For a brief summary of copyright considerations please see the copyright teaching page.
The UCL E-Learning Baseline suggests the following for Orientation:
Provide an indicator of effort (such as timings or page counts) for all compulsory tasks
Link to instructions for any e-learning tools that students are expected to use.
For Student Active Participation it is suggested that:
You can add a Hypothesis Reading by adding an External tool activity to your Moodle course and configuring it as outlined below. Each time you require a Hypothesis reading, you will need to add a new External tool activity and configure it as below.
via.hypothes.is refused to connect
Some websites don't allow their content to be embedded and you will receive this error message once the tool loads. If this occurs, and there is no way to specify a different URL for students to annotate, you will need to delete then create a new Hypothesis activity.
Select PDF from Google Drive
During the creation of a Hypothesis activity, you can choose to Select PDF from Google Drive. Please note that Google Drive isn't a supported service and the Digital Education team won't provide any support for issues that result from using this function.
This guide was adapted from Hypothesis Documentation website. Please note some of the Hypothesis documentation isn't applicable to the Moodle-Hypothesis integration.