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Hypothesis VitalSource Student Access – Student article

Hypothesis VitalSource Student Access lets you claim licenses for Hypothesis through your institution’s VitalSource account. If you are a student whose instructor has directed you to claim a Hypothesis license in VitalSource, please see the directions below.

Some VitalSource schools use a feature called “auto-redemption”, where VitalSource licenses for books and tools are automatically assigned to students.

If your school uses auto-redemption, or if you’ve noticed that your VitalSource texts are always available to you whether or not you’ve claimed a license, then you should be able to launch your instructor’s Hypothesis assignments without needing to claim a license first.

You can always redeem a license manually, even if you’re not sure whether it’s been redeemed automatically already.

To do this, you’ll need to access your course materials in VitalSource. In many cases you’ll do this through the VitalSource Course Materials app in your LMS, but in some schools your VitalSource app may have a different name, or you may be accessing the VitalSource website instead of an app in your LMS.

Once you’ve found the place inside VitalSource where you’d normally redeem book licenses and other licenses, look for the Hypothesis app.

A screenshot of the Hypothesis course tool in VitalSource. At the top the name of the course is listed, and then the tool is labeled

Click “Launch Courseware” and you should see a message letting you know your license is redeemed.

A screenshot of the Hypothesis message you see when redeeming a license through VitalSource. The message is titled

Once you’ve seen this message, go back into your LMS to where your instructor has created the Hypothesis-enabled reading and launch it. The Hypothesis reading should open and you’re ready to start annotating!

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Need help getting started with the Hypothesis LMS app? The articles below are a good instruction.

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