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What is Hypothesis?

Hypothesis is an easy-to-use social annotation tool that makes assigned readings active, visible, and social by enabling students to add comments and start conversations directly within the margins of digital text.

Getting Started

What is Social Annotation? Open
Why use Hypothesis? Open
Isn't there a browser extension for Hypothesis? Open
What do I need to do to get started? Open

Hypothesis Guides and Resources

Share these resources with your students to quickly get them acclimated to using Hypothesis in your course.

  • Hypothesis Partner Workshops - Participants will gain a clear understanding of how to start incorporating social annotation into their courses to improve student outcomes. These 30-minute sessions are great introductions to using Hypothesis and social annotation in your courses.
  • Liquid Margins Podcast - Listen to educators gather to talk about collaborative annotation, social learning, and other ways to make knowledge together.
  • Learn all about accessibility at Hypothesis.

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