Hypothesis is an annotation tool that enables students and teachers to have conversations in the margins of digital texts.
In Blackboard, the Hypothesis LMS app can be installed by administrators for the whole institution, or by instructors on a course-by-course basis. Teachers can bring collaborative annotation into classrooms seamlessly as a part of their normal workflow by selecting Hypothesis from the "Build Content" menu. Hypothesis uses LTI data to create accounts and annotation groups for teachers and students.
The Hypothesis LMS app has been integrated with Blackboard’s Gradebook, making it easier to assess student annotations. The integration singles out each student’s contributions to a conversation on a document and enables instructors to enter a grade and written feedback for an annotated reading assignment.