Project Description


The integration with Canvas brings discussion directly to course content by enabling students and teachers to add comments and start conversations in the margins of texts. Collaborative annotation engages students more deeply in course readings and gives teachers a view into how students are reading.

After a successful pilot during the Fall 2020 term, the LTI remains available for the Spring 2021 term in the Middlebury instance of Canvas. Please register your use of the LTI in order to receive ongoing communications and helpful information, using this form.


The LTI app is already installed in all Canvas course sites. To use in Canvas, you must create an assignment in Canvas and select as the External Tool.

Links to Instructions


To learn more about teaching with the Canvas integration, schedule a consultation with DLINQ

Student data use (use link from service catalog)

Terms of Service

Privacy Policy

How uses permissions in the Chrome extension

How students can remove their work from the tool at the end of the semester user data can be deleted at the request of the Middlebury account admin; the ability to remove data would depend on the signed agreement. would be willing to include an addendum to a present or future signed agreement as needed.

How students can access and retain content contained in the tool

Because the API token isn’t immediately available in the LMS app, you need to pull it out of your browser’s data. You can do this with these steps:

  1. Log in to your LMS.
  2. Open your browser’s developer tools (Chrome instructions here).
  3. Select the “Network” tab.
  4. Open a Hypothesis Assignment or Module.
  5. In the Network tab, use the “Filter” field to search for “token”.
  6. Click on the “token” entity in the “Name” column and then click on the “Response” tab if not already selected.
  7. Filter the Network tab on the word “token”
  8. The API token is after “access_token”:. Save this string of numbers and letters.

To export all of your Hypothesis annotations, go to and enter your Hypothesis username and API token (required for downloading private annotations). Click “Search” to see all of your annotations appear on the right side of the screen. Above your annotations, you can click one of three buttons to download your annotations in HTML, CSV, or plain text formats.