Annotation Tutorial

Step by step guidelines

Creating an annotation

To begin your annotation, go to The Jane Austen Review and find the Persuasion tab to choose the chapter you wish to annotate. Make sure hypothes.is is enabled on your browser and that you are signed in. Next, highlight the word(s), sentence(s), or paragraph you want to respond to. An option to “annotate” the highlighted area and an option to “highlight”, which makes the highlighted area permanent, will appear. Choose “annotate”.

An image of a passage of selected text with the tag to annotate.

Once you do, a hypothes.is annotation pop-up window will appear to the right of the screen with a text box.

An screenshot of a highlighted passage and a text box for annotation.
Write your annotation in the text box. Since hypothes.is does not save work until it is published, you may also prefer to draft your annotation elsewhere and then copy and paste it into the text box. If you change your mind about the portion chosen to annotate or want to restart the annotation, click “cancel” in the bottom right corner of the pop-up window (next to the button “post to Jane Austen Review”). You may format your font by clicking on the “bold” and “italics” icons. When using a quote, click the “quotation marks” icon. You may also add a list, bullet points, or add additional features with LaTeX by clicking their respective icons. To enhance your annotation by adding tags, hyperlinks, and images, follow the steps below this image.
A screenshot of highlighted text, a textbox, and arrows explaining how to use different modalities.

Tags

To add a tag, write inside the smaller text box below the annotation and then hit the enter key. Several tags can be entered per annotation, and each one will appear above the tag box as you go along. If you want to delete a tag after it is made, click on the “x” to the right of it.

An screenshot of text with a textbox.

Hyperlinks

To add a hyperlink, first, copy the url from the internet source you have chosen. In our case, we’re using a satirical Vulture article.

A screenshot of an online article.

Next, go to the annotation pop-up window and click the hyperlink button (circled below). A fake hyperlink will appear in a highlighted color. Paste the url you copied earlier into the highlighted area.

A screenshot of a passage and a textbox with an arrow showing how to add a URL.

Images

To insert an image, find the image you want to use, right click, and select “copy image address”.

A screenshot of an image showing how to copy image address.

Then, go back to the annotation pop-up window and click the image button (circled below). A fake hyperlink will appear in a highlighted color. Paste the image address you copied earlier into the highlighted area.

A screenshot of a text and a textbox.

Posting

After completing your annotation, you can preview what it will look like before publishing it by clicking on “preview” located immediately above and to the far right of the text box. Once it looks the way you want, publish your annotation by clicking on the “Post to Jane Austen Review” button under the text box. If you click on the arrow button to the right of the “post” box, make sure to choose the first option to post publicly through the Jane Austen Review. Or you can toggle to the second option to post privately, which means only you will be able to see your annotation.

A screenshot of highlighted text, a textbox, and how to post an annotation.

When the annotation is posted, the top right corner will tell how much time has passed since the posting. The bottom right corner also has icons to edit, delete, reply to, and share the annotation.

A screenshot of highlighted text, a textbox, and how to post an annotation.

Replying to others

If you would like to add to your post or reply to someone else’s, click on the “reply” icon. A text box will appear below with the same functions as the annotation text box.


That’s all, folks! If you have any more questions, please feel free to tweet @ us or ask us during the Zoom call. Thank you for participating in our Persuasion Social and for engaging with Austen. We look forward to seeing how you will share your ideas and connections through these annotations and are excited to write alongside you.

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