Use Hypothesis in Pressbooks at IU

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Overview

Hypothesis (also known as Hypothes.is) is an annotation tool available in Pressbooks at IU. Using Hypothesis, students and instructors may highlight, comment on, and share portions of text in a book.

Create an account

To create a Hypothesis account, visit the Hypothesis registration page and create a username and password. UITS recommends that you create your Hypothesis account using your IU username and email address.

Important:
Do not use your IU passphrase as your Hypothesis password.

Log into Hypothesis in Pressbooks at IU

To log into Hypothesis:

  1. While viewing your text in Pressbooks at IU, if necessary, click the left-facing arrow icon (Toggle or Resize Sidebar) in the top right corner of the page to expand the Hypothesis sidebar.
    Note:
    If no arrow is available, Hypothesis may not be enabled for the section of the text you're viewing. Navigate to another page to find the Hypothesis sidebar, or contact your instructor to confirm that Hypothesis is enabled.
  2. From the top right corner of the Hypothesis sidebar, click Log in.
  3. Enter your Hypothesis username and password and click Log in.

Use groups in Hypothesis

Note:
For help creating a group in Hypothesis, see Use Hypothesis in Pressbooks at IU as an instructor.

By default, annotations and highlights generated in Hypothesis are public and can be seen by anyone with a Hypothesis account. To ensure that discussions remain associated with only specific classes or sections, your instructor may have sent you an invitation to join a specific group in Hypothesis. To ensure that your annotations are associated with that group:

  1. While viewing your text in Pressbooks at IU, if necessary, click the left-facing arrow icon (Toggle or Resize Sidebar) in the top right corner of the page to expand the Hypothesis sidebar.
    Note:
    If no arrow is available, Hypothesis may not be enabled for the section of the text you're viewing. Navigate to another page to find the Hypothesis sidebar, or contact your instructor to confirm that Hypothesis is enabled.
  2. At the top of the Hypothesis sidebar, click Public (or the name of the group that displays there, if not Public).
  3. Choose the appropriate group from the list that displays. Any annotations you create will be associated with the selected group and will be viewable by other group members.

Create annotations

Important:
Annotations created in the "Public" view can only be moderated by Hypothesis staff. UITS is unable to remove or hide annotations generated in this view, and this view cannot be disabled. Any annotations shared in this view will also be made available to anyone with a Hypothesis account regardless of the Pressbooks text's visibility settings, although any un-annotated text will remain private if set as such.

Additional resources

This is document atno in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2018-12-03 15:21:54.

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