Create Hypothesis-Enabled Readings in Blackboard Ultra

When to Use?

Follow the steps below to add Hypothesis enabled readings to a Blackboard Ultra course. 


1. Create a new course content item.

A. From the Course Content page, click on the plus (+) icon to show the Create Content menu. Select Content Market.

Accessing the Content Market

B. Under Institution Tools locate Hypothesis and click the plus (+) icon in the lower right corner. Note: Do not click anywhere else on the Hypothesis panel but the small plus icon.

Hypothesis Tool

C. A Hypothesis content item should now be visible on the Course Content page. Click the 3 dots on the right side of the Hypothesis item and select Edit.

Edit Hypothesis Item

D. Change the name of the Hypothesis assignment to something appropriate. Check the box to Create gradebook entry for this item if desired and set the grading options.

E. Click Save when finished.

2. Configure your Hypothesis Assignment

A. Click on the newly created content item to finish configuring your Hypothesis assignment. In the Assignment details window, you will have the option to select a publicly viewable URL, a PDF from your Blackboard course’s content collection, a PDF from Google Drive or OneDrive, a JSTOR article or GVSU Save/VitalSource eBook.

Select Assignment Content

NOTE: PDFs must have optically recognizable text in order to be annotatable in Hypothesis. If you can select text in the PDF, no further action is needed. If you can’t select text in the PDF, then you’ll need to convert the PDF to a machine-readable (OCR) format.

B. Complete the setup for the selected assignment source. To learn more about these options visit the Hypothesis Help Topics website or contact your eLearning Liaison.

C. By default, your Hypothesis assignment will make all annotations visible to every student in the course. To designate the reading as a group assignment, click the Group assignment checkbox and select an existing group set from the drop-down list and click Continue.

Group Assignment Checkbox

3. Preview your Hypothesis Assignment

A. The assignment should now open with the Hypothesis sidebar loaded. You and your students will be able to select text and annotate.

Hypothesis Assignment

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