hypothes.is in Blackboard

In 2020/21 we will be conducting a pilot of the annotation tool, hypothes.is. The pilot is running as part of the IUA's Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning project.  

If you intend to take part in the pilot, contact Kate Molloy, or add your details to this form

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

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/

Student 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/

Pedagogical Resources

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/