What is hypothes.is?

Hypothes.is 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 promote student success by building community, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of readings.

Writing in the margins has always been an essential activity for students. Annotation helps in reading comprehension and in developing critical thinking about course materials. Hypothesis enables students to continue this activity with online readings. Digital annotation also allows students to respond to text using different media and to collaborate on understanding and developing ideas about their readings.

An institutional version of hypothes.is, which can be integrated into Blackboard, is now available for staff and students.

For an introduction to this tool and its features:

View the University’s hypothes.is guidance

Watch the recording of Chris Millson, eLearning Manager at the University of Manchester Library, presenting an overview as part of our Digital Teaching Showcase on 22nd July: Introduction to Hypothesis (starts at 00:22 minutes)

View the slides from the University of Manchester Hypothesis Workshop run by Jennie Blake, Head of Teaching & Learning Development at the University of Manchester Library.

For any questions regarding Hypothes.is training, contact either Chris Millson (chris.millson@manchester.ac.uk) or Jennie Blake (jennie.blake@manchester.ac.uk).

Additionally, head to the Hypothes.is Viva Engage Community to keep up-to-date with the latest information.