What is Top Hat Classroom?
This web-based software helps educators take attendance, administer polls, games and quizzes, and share lecture notes—all by connecting to students’ mobile devices or laptops (think clickers, except bring-your-own-device).
Why should I use Top Hat Classroom?
Top Hat Classroom helps to create a more interactive and engaging environment for students during lectures and facilitates better communication between students and the instructor during lectures. The software also integrates with Power Point presentations with embedded questions directly in your slides or through a presenter mode that “overlays,” your Power Point.
How does it work?
Top Hat Classroom can be used through any mobile device by texting, any smart device through their app or through a web browser. Students will have to log into Top Hat on their devices.
Why use Top Hat over traditional clickers?
With Top Hat Classroom, the student is already carrying their mobile device or laptop to class and uses the technology already built into their web-enabled devices to record their answers. Top Hat Classroom also allows for more types of questions to be asked, such as image based, hot spot mapping, formula and short answer questions within the classroom rather than just multiple choice questions. Answers can be tied to the Top Hat grade book or can be collected anonymously.
Won’t students be distracted with their phones or attempt to cheat?
Top Hat Classroom has anti-cheating measures in place to ensure the integrated of the classroom. If a student leaves the Top Hat browser or app, they will be lock-out of answer the question. Top Hat Classroom is only using the updated technology, that students already carry around with them daily, to allow for a faster, more convenient, quizzing experience.
If you’re interested in using Top Hat Classroom or other Top Hat products, please contact your dedicated Top Hat Support Contact Daniel Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are links to some of TopHat’s Guides
- How Top Hat Works
- Professor Quick Start Guide
- Recorded Tutorial – Intro to Top Hat
- Live Tutorial Sessions – Intro to TH (for new users)
- Live Tutorial Sessions – TH Refresher (for existing users)