Getting started

What is

Hypothesis is an easy-to-use pedagogical tool that enables students and teachers to have conversations in the margins of digital texts. Using social annotation gives you new ways to foster student success by building community, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of readings.

Types of items you can annotate including open textbooks, articles, web pages and pdfs
What you can put in an annotation: text, links, images, emojis, video

Pedagogical Resources

Looking for examples of annotation activities? A collection from a variety of disciplines is available from

Are your students new to annotation? Share this user guide with them to get started

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