What is Hypothesis?

Hypothesis is a collaborative annotation tool, which is free and open to use for everyone. It allows you to annotate anywhere on the web by selecting text and add tags publicly or privately. You can reply to or share any annotation and link to notes or whole pages. Annotations can be created together in groups or individually, of which can be easily searched for.

Hypothesis facilitates active reading while nurturing students to engage socially with contextual ideas and achieving a deeper understanding of readings.

Help and Support

For help with Hypothes.is in Canvas, please contact the Support team, or email support@hypothes.is.

Other Resources for Faculty

1,000 Students and 20,000 Annotations: First Data in Large-Scale Social Annotation Research

Social Annotation Research With Hypothesis

AnnotatED Bibliography

Watch Video: "Where's Class? Meet Your Students in the Margins" - Presenters: Carmen Johnston, English Professor at Chabot College, and Denise Maduli-Williams, Associate Professor at San Diego Miramar College.