Hypothes.is, a great option for collaborative annotation exercises on the web, offers workshops for faculty using, or possibly interested in trying their toolset. In COLI we don’t usually recommend vendor workshops; vendors tend to emphasize features instead of real, practical tips for teaching real students. Hypothes.is, though, is different, since their product was really designed by and for professors.
Here’s their list for upcoming workshops:
Activating annotation with Hypothesis in D2L (30 minutes)
This is a great introductory workshop if you’re new to adding Hypothesis as an external tool to your readings in D2L.
Using multimedia & tags in annotations (30 minutes)
This workshop walks you through how to increase engagement by adding multimedia and tags in annotations.
Using Hypothesis with small groups (30 minutes)
This workshop focuses on the options for using Hypothesis in small groups, and it covers how social annotation can be used to create a more collaborative learning environment.
Show-and-tell participatory workshop (30 minutes)
This workshop will help instructors who have already been using Hypothesis more fully leverage all of its features. Come to this session with one or more examples of an effective and meaningful annotation assignment that your students completed. Think of this as a professional learning community session for brainstorming and sharing.
Creative ways to use social annotation in your courses (30 minutes)
This workshop covers a variety of discussion protocols and active-learning strategies that can help make social annotation even more fun and engaging for you and your students.
They will make recordings available, too.