Getting Started with Social Annotation and

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Social annotation enables multiple people to collaboratively annotate an article found on the web. Many Colgate faculty have adopted the tool to integrate social annotation into their course readings. Here is a curated a list of resources to guide faculty in getting started with social annotation and

Example Annotated Articles

It may be helpful to see examples of social annotation and in action. Below is a sample of articles that were annotated as part of the Marginal Syllabus, a professional development program for K-12 teachers (learn more about the Marginal Syllabus project). Note: these webpages were publicly annotated using the web-based tool. Learn more about annotating within a course by using in Moodle.

Annotation Starter Assignments (New Fall 2023) has curated a list of “starter assignments” that may be useful for faculty who are new to social annotation.

Other Example Annotation Assignments

Using in Moodle

You can create enabled readings inside your Moodle Course. Review these instructions from to learn how to enable as an “external tool.”

Introduction to the LMS App for Students and the Student Resource Guide may be helpful for your students as they begin annotating.

Additional Resources for Instructors

  • Review the blog post Assessing for example rubrics
  • The Education Portal and Teacher Resource Guide provides getting started guides for instructors and students, instructions for annotating documents, links to webinars, and articles about collaborative annotation as digital pedagogy. 

Resources for Students

These resources may help your students in making quality annotations.