Monthly Archives: April 2016

Adding text annotations with hypothes.is

Hypothes.is is a great tool for collaboratively annotating text on websites, and it’s WordPress plugin is a reliable way to add this functionality to your site.

Contact your instructional technologist if you’re interested in adding the hypothes.is to your WordPress site, or want to talk about how you can add this tool to your course content.

site with hypothesis plugin activated

When you are on a WordPress site that has the hypothes.is plugin activated, you should see the hypothes.is bar on the right side of your browser window. Click the arrow to expand the tray to get started.

create a hypothesis account

If you don’t have a hypothes.is account, you’ll need to create one. Please note that this is independent from your Trinity account – if you need help resetting your password, you will need to go through the hypothes.is site, not the Help Desk.

Back on the original WordPress site, open the hypothes.is tray, and click "Sign in."

Back on the original WordPress site, open the hypothes.is tray, and click “Sign in.”

When you've successfully signed in, you will see the annotations that have already been added to the page.

When you’ve successfully signed in, you will see the annotations that have already been added to the page (when the hypothes.is tray is open).

Once you're logged in, you can add annotations of your own. You can add annotations to the overall page, or highlight specific text to make direct comments.

Once you’re logged in, you can add annotations of your own. You can add annotations to the overall page, or highlight specific text to make direct comments.