Add Hypothesis to Sakai

The Hypothesis  integration in Sakai allows you to host documents for collaboration, and automatically creates a private Hypothesis group for your class. Hypothesis documents are added to a Sakai Lesson, and multiple documents can be linked from a single lesson. Once a lesson exists for your Hypothesis document(s), adding the document to the lesson requires you to upload the document to Resources before adding to a lesson. Follow the steps below.

 Confirm the text in your PDF is selectable and pages are cropped and rotated appropriately. Watch this video  to learn how to run Object Character Recognition (OCR), crop and rotate a PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro.

1. Add a Lesson

If you already have a lesson page to add a document to, you can skip this step.

  1. Create a new lessons page

2. Upload your documents to Sakai

If you are using Hypothesis to annotate content that is already publicly available (e.g. a website or PDF stored in the cloud and shared publicly) you can skip this step. If you are supplying a PDF to use with Hypothesis:

  1. Upload the PDF to your Resources folder in Sakai
  2. Make the PDF publicly accessible 
  3. Copy the URL for the file

3. Add Hypothesis to your Lesson

From your lesson page:

  1. Click Add Content +
  2. Click Add External Tool
  3. Click Hypothesis
  4. Enter a title and description for your Hypothesis activity
  5. Click Save
  6. Click the title of your activity
  7. Click the button Enter URL of web page or PDF
  8. Enter the URL of your web page, or paste the URL of the PDF you retrieved from step 2.4
  9. Click Submit

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Watch a 2-minute video of steps 2 and 3.

Additional Documentation


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