Top Hat's integration with Blackboard allows instructors to pull rosters from Blackboard to:

  • populate the Top Hat Grade Book,

  • generate invitations to students to help them register correctly with Top Hat and add the course in Top Hat, and

  • export a summary score for all Top Hat sections back to the Blackboard Grade Center.

Please note that due to an issue with the current version of Blackboard, instructors who wish to use the Top Hat integration should contact and ask to have their pawprint added to a database maintained by Top Hat. This will ensure that faculty Blackboard and Top Hat accounts are properly linked.

To link your Top Hat site with Blackboard

1. Log into your account at

2. Select the course site you wish to sync.

3. Click on Settings tab on the left.

4. Select the LMS tab.

5. Select your course from the list of Blackboard courses in Top Hat, then click Next.

6. Wait for the message "Ready to sync with " to appear, then click Sync.

7. A progress bar will appear. When synchronization is complete the message "Roster synced" will appear.

8. Click Save and then Ok.