Increase Student Engagement and Outcomes with Hypothesis Social Annotation

Enhance student engagement, comprehension, and collaboration in your courses today with Hypothesis social annotation.

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What is Social Annotation?

Digital Margin Notes

Interactive highlights and comments on digital content.

Interactive Insights

Users highlight text, ask questions, and share insights.

Collaborative Reading

Turns solitary reading into group discussions.

Real-Time Collaboration

Simultaneous engagement and discussion.

Benefits of Hypothesis Social Annotation:

  • 3-5X Increase in Student Engagement
    Hypothesis significantly boosts student interaction with course materials.
  • Graduate-Level Comprehension for Undergraduates
    Undergraduate students using Hypothesis comprehend course materials at a graduate student level.
  • 18% Boost in Grades
    Students can see an average 18% improvement in their grades when using Hypothesis.
  • 32% Increase in Class Retention
    Hypothesis helps increase class retention rates by 32%, keeping students engaged and enrolled.
  • Seamlessly Integrates in Your LMS
    Hypothesis is easy to use and seamlessly integrated into your LMS for easy grading and annotation over course content.
  • Annotate Everywhere
    Annotate over any piece of online course content including articles, webpages, YouTube Videos, JSTOR content, Bookshelf by VitalSource eTexts, and more!


Professor of English
Cerritos College
Francie Quaas-Berryman
"I have found Hypothesis to be a great way to guide students through online reading, provide additional resources directly through the text, and engage them in online discussions of the text!"
ESOL Instructor
Peralta Community College District
Danitza Lopez
"We love Hypothesis! This handy tool allows us to go deeper than any other platform because we can directly have discussions about a particular word/sentence/paragraph within a text. We even use it for peer reviews, and it works super well. It is such an easy tool to use, too!"
Professor of English
Florida State University
Candace Ward, Ph.D.
"I’ve found Hypothesis invaluable in engaging students with assigned reading material…The students say very smart things; they engage with each other very civilly and respectfully, and they synthesize their annotations with other class discussions, projects, and readings."
Professor of Chemistry
Rutgers University–Camden
Dr. Georgia Arbuckle-Keil
"I noticed that the personality of the students came through...I gain insight into the students beyond what is possible in the classroom. Even after we are back in person, I have enjoyed getting to know students via Hypothesis beyond a typical classroom response."
Associate Professor of Teaching/Instruction
Temple University
Marcia Bailey
"Hypothesis is an excellent tool to engage students with the text and with each other. I used it almost weekly this semester."
Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology
Knox College
Nancy Eberhardt, Ph.D.
"Hypothesis gets students talking to each other about the reading outside of the classroom in a way that I have never been able to see happen before. They come to class much more ready to talk about the reading, and I have a sneak preview of the issues they found most compelling, as well as the ones they might have missed"
Distinguished Professor
Information Science and Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder
Leysia Palen
"With Hypothesis, everyone’s visible to each other and so we really do have a chance at creating a learning community. Students get to know each other’s names. Conversations with Hypothesis feel very warm and collegial. Nobody has to be afraid of raising their hand"

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