Annotating with Hypothesis

How to annotate?

Here’s what you’ll need to do to start annotating online.  For demonstration purposes, I’ll use Levine’s poem as the prime example.

First, go to the “They Feed They Lion” page (or, depending on your group, to the Natalie Diaz page).  On that page, you’ll notice a small but odd set of icons in the upper right-hand corner.  They look like this:


Click on the little “<” symbol and a drawer will slide out.  It will look like this:

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Since you probably don’t have an account on Hypothesis, our annotation tool, you’ll have to create one.  Click on the “Create an account” button and fill in your details:

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N.B. When you choose a username – – choose a name that I will recognize.  E.g. “LHanley” is going to make life a lot easier for me than “MadProfX,” etc.

Once you’ve created an account and logged into the Hypothesis sidebar (on the Levine page), you’re ready to start annotating.  Here are the basics for how to mark text and add comments. (Don’t worry about mention of the “extension”  – – that’s already been installed on the motherblog.)  Make at least two annotations and at least two replies to existing annotations.  N.B.  Make sure your annotations are set to “public,” so that we can all read them.

Don’t stress if things seem clumsy or awkward at first.  The more you practice, the more natural – – and easier – –  annotation will become.  E.g. relax and just start commenting on Levine’s or Diaz’s poem.

You’re all set now.  Go forth and annotate.  (Questions? Problems? Contact me:  Enjoy!