In addition to workshops offered by Academic Technology Solutions (ATS), faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and support staff now also have access to collaborative annotation training directly from Hypothesis. Hypothesis is a tool for social annotation and close reading that allows you and your students to annotate online documents, PDFs like journal articles, and even websites. Hypothesis is fully integrated with Canvas and easy to set up for class activities.

While ATS will continue offering training in Hypothesis, faculty and teaching staff are also welcome to register for Hypothesis’ own offerings, which have included an introduction to collaborative annotation in Hypothesis, social reading and STEM, social annotation strategies for large courses, and more.

Review the schedule below to register for upcoming events. If you’re interested in getting started with Hypothesis, please see Sarah McDaniel’s blog post “Social Annotation and the Pedagogy of and our other blog posts on how to employ this tool for face-to-face, hybrid, and remote learning.

ATS Annotation Workshop Schedule

This 45-minute workshop is offered by ATS staff and covers both Hypothesis and the annotation feature available in Canvas. 

Student Engagement Through Digital Annotation

This workshop introduces participants to digital annotation, the practice of engaging closely with textual materials through annotations, highlights, and notes rendered by a digital tool. This session explores instructional contexts for annotation tools across the disciplines and discusses both independent annotation and social annotation activities.

Hypothesis Workshop Schedule

Note that all sessions will be recorded and shared with registrants. If you are unable to attend but are interested in the topic, please register in order to receive the material.

Activating annotation with Hypothesis in Canvas (30 minutes)

This is a great introductory workshop if you’re new to adding Hypothesis as an external tool to your readings in Canvas.

Using multimedia & tags in annotations (30 minutes)

This workshop walks you through how to increase engagement by adding multimedia and tags in annotations.

Using Hypothesis with small groups (30 minutes)

This workshop focuses on the options for using Hypothesis in small groups and covers how social annotation can be used to create a more collaborative learning environment.

Creative ways to use social annotation in your courses (30 minutes)

This workshop covers a variety of discussion protocols and active-learning strategies that can help make social annotation even more fun and engaging for you and your students.

Show-and-tell participatory workshop (30 minutes)

This workshop will help instructors who have already been using Hypothesis more fully leverage all of its features. Come to this session with one or more examples of an effective and meaningful annotation assignment that your students completed.

If you have any additional questions about using Hypothesis in your teaching here at UChicago, please contact ATS to set up a consultation or stop by ATS Office Hours