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”.
Once you do, a hypothes.is annotation pop-up window will appear to the right of the screen with a text box.
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.
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.
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.
To insert an image, find the image you want to use, right click, and select “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.
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.
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.
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.