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Open Educational Resources (OERs)

This guide provides information about Open Educational Resources, or OER.

hypothes.is is a handy web-based annotation tool used to annotate text on websites and documents. It gives the user the ability to highlight and create notes for private or public use as well as create private groups for collaborations.

Annotation Tips: Guide for your Students

Tips for Setting Up and Using hypothes.is at Claremont:

Using the Hypothesis LMS App with Lessons in Sakai  (requires an institutional agreement)
Using the Hypothesis Sakai: Importing from Public Files (URL) and Google

Using the Hypothesis Sakai: Importing from BOX

Installing the Bookmarklet (free)

hypothes.is can be used as a tool for annotation, helping students learn to read academic works, and for reading collaboratively. In open education, hypothes.is creates a richer and more inclusive environment, it allows for alternative voices, and creates a frame work for open dialogue. hypothes.is used in your online teaching can also help you rethink how you engage students as producers and creators of knowledge.

Examples of Pedagogy and Assignments:

  • Adopt a Poem (Elisa Beshero-Bondar, University of Pittsburgh-Greensberg)

* information provided adapted from https://web.hypothes.is

Using the Hypothesis Sakai: Importing from Public Files (URL) and Google

* adapted from https://web.hypothes.is/help/using-the-hypothesis-lms-app-with-lessons-in-sakai/

Selecting a Document for Annotation

You will have the option to enter a publicly-viewable URL (See Step A) or to add a PDF from Google Drive (See Step B). The screen will look like this:

Step A:  Add a publicly-viewable URL:

On the “Link Resource from External Tool” screen, paste a link in the text box. Please note that the content at the link must be publicly viewable (i.e., not behind a login or paywall). Here we’ve chosen a Wikipedia article, but you can link to blog posts, open-access books, journal and news articles, HTML pages, etc.

Click Submit.

 

Step B: Select a PDF from Google Drive

Note: This process will change the privacy of the selected Google Drive file to “Anyone with the link can view,” creating a publicly-viewable URL for the document. However, the document URL will not be shared with anyone outside your course and cannot be easily discovered.

On the Link Resource from External Tool screen, click select PDF from Google Drive

You will be asked to authorize a Google account, and then you’ll be able to search for and select a file, or upload a new one. Click on the file you want to use and then click Select.

You will be brought back to the “Link Resource from External Tool” screen, where you’ll see a Google Drive URL in the text box. Click Submit.

Using the Hypothesis Sakai: Importing from BOX

* adapted from https://web.hypothes.is/help/using-the-hypothesis-lms-app-with-lessons-in-sakai/

Selecting a Document for Annotation from BOX

You will have the option to enter a publicly-viewable URL (See Step A) or to add a PDF from Google Drive (See Step B). The screen will look like this:

You can add documents from BOX as if you were adding a publicly-viewable URL. 

On the “Link Resource from External Tool” screen, you will paste a link in the text box. * Please note that the content at the link must be publicly viewable (i.e., not behind a login or paywall).

For BOX you must chose the DIRECT Link. To find the direct link follow these steps.

1. View the document you would like to view in your BOX.  Select "Create and Copy Shared Link" 

 

 

 

2. Select "Link Settings"  and ensure that People with the link " Can view and Download"

3. Copy the DIRECT link

 

Enter the DIRECT link into the hypothes.is URL field:

Click Submit.