This could be helpful as a replacement for class discussion about any text-based media in HTML or PDF format online. Hypothesis allows users to create “groups” for annotation. Students would be able to view each other’s annotations and respond, which could be useful as a surrogate for class discussion of a text
To foster asynchronous communication about a text by annotating passages, replying to each other’s commentary, and providing overall “page notes” with tags. Annotation tools like hypothesis encourage students to engage more directly with the text by annotating specific passages, rather than creating de-contextualized discussion boards in Canvas.