TLC Workshops: Social Annotation with Hypothesis and Manifold (10/5) & Introduction to Digital Publishing with Manifold (10/12)

Social Annotation with Hypothesis and Manifold
Laurie Hurson (TLC) & Robin Miller (GCDI)
Wednesday, October 5, 11am – 12:30pm

Are you looking for ways to…

  • kickstart class discussions?
  • improve students’ close reading skills?
  • develop methods for peer review and/or collaborative writing projects?
  • create opportunities for students to engage with course materials in new ways?

Social annotation tools allow instructors and students to move away from reading and writing as one-dimensional, solitary activities by creating opportunities to share observations, develop questions, and contribute multimedia, contextualizing information in the margins of an online text. These tools offer ways to explore a text in new ways, increase participation and comprehension, and, as a result, improve learning.

Please join the Teaching and Learning Center & the Graduate Center Digital Initiatives this Wednesday, October 5 for a workshop on Social Annotation with and Manifold. At the workshop we will share pedagogical approaches for teaching with social annotation and introduce model courses and assignments that use social annotation to facilitate student engagement.

This workshop will be held on Zoom. Please register beforehand at:

Introduction to Digital Publishing with Manifold
Wendy Barrales & Miryam Nacimento (Manifold Fellows/GCDI)
Wednesday, October 12, 10-11:30am

Please join us for an Introduction to Manifold workshop where you will learn how to create beautiful, dynamic, multimedia digital projects that can include text, images, audio, video, and social annotation. We will provide an overview of Manifold and show you how it is being used at CUNY to create custom versions of public domain course texts and Open Educational Resources (OER). The workshop will include a hands-on section where you will create a Manifold Project then add a Text and a Resource to the Project. We will also cover how to customize your project’s structure, look, and feel, and how you can participate in conversations in the margins of your texts using Manifold’s social annotation features.

This workshop will be held on Zoom. Please register beforehand at:


These workshops were developed in collaboration with the the Graduate Center Digital Initiatives, and are open to faculty and graduate student instructors across CUNY.