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Keep students engaged and connected with social annotation.

Hypothesis turns any piece of digital content into a collaborative learning experience.

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Make learning more active, visible, and social.

Social annotation enhances every course by adding a new, engaging dimension to learning. With Hypothesis, educators and students work together to improve reading proficiency and critical thinking skills.

Trusted by hundreds of institutions.

Hypothesis is a simple yet powerful pedagogical tool that integrates with your LMS and is effective for any class format.

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Streamline assignments and evaluations.

Classes use Hypothesis to annotate and discuss online articles, webpages, PDFs, EPUBs, e-textbooks, and other open education resources – all without leaving the LMS environment.

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Improve coursework completion and comprehension.

Social annotation holds students accountable and pushes them to read closely, thoroughly, and thoughtfully – from the first assignment and throughout the course.

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Gain insight into each student’s progress.

Use Grading View to zoom into a single student’s annotations. Or, with a simple click, back out to see the whole conversation in context. 

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Provide early feedback and direction.

By seeing evidence of learning throughout the course, educators can support students before testing, improving outcomes and retention.  

Empower all types of learners.

Social annotation makes reading more active and engaging for in-person, online, and hybrid classes.

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Add visual learning to text.

Hypothesis allows students to highlight readings and view comments from classmates to validate ideas and make new connections. 

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Spark creative discussions.

Students can annotate assignments with images, emojis, links, and other engaging formats. 

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Encourage everyone to have a voice.

Increase participation from students who otherwise feel uncomfortable sharing their thoughts in class. 

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Build a community of learners.

Hypothesis promotes peer-to-peer education and fosters a sense of belonging in the classroom and beyond.

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Social, not solitary.

Students often feel less alone while reading with social annotation. Classmates collaborate, debate, and learn together.

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A tool that goes wherever they go.

Prepare digital-savvy students to use Hypothesis outside the classroom, including future academic or career pursuits.

Works seamlessly within your LMS.

Hypothesis is LTI Advantage compliant, offering deep integrations with leading learning management systems. Talk to our sales team for a demo in your LMS.

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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"
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."
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
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!"
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."
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"
Assistant Professor
Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Dr. Sonny Dhoot
"Hypothesis allows us to push the limits of what we think is required as a solitary activity. Every time I ask my students to annotate, it has a very clear purpose and will directly benefit the students. The annotations are almost like a ‘living’ text that they are able to go back to. With Hypothesis, students are actually reading together, and they are giving each other feedback. I would never have thought that you could do that."

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Hypothesis is committed to helping institutions implement and realize the full potential of social annotation. Our team includes former educators that inform our product roadmap and develop various complimentary resources.

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