1. 5 Ways to Prioritize Educational Equity in Your Classroom

    Address equity issues in higher education through Universal Design for Learning, flexible and accommodating assignment deadlines and…

  2. The Ultimate Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)

    Traditional textbooks no longer make the grade in today’s online learning environment. Here’s why open source textbooks are the way of…

  3. 20 Ways Professors Can Make Their Classes More Inclusive

    Inclusive teaching and learning spaces ensure all students not only feel a sense of belonging but have what they need to reach their…

  4. 10 Essential Icebreaker Activities for Any Online Course [+ Free List of 50 Icebreakers]

    Reduce student anxiety and uncertainty with these virtual icebreaker activities

  5. Beyond the Ballot: How a Top Hat Interactive eText Navigates Teaching In An Election Year

    Authors of Top Hat’s "An Introduction to American Government" share their advice for hosting political discussions in the lead-up to a…

  6. The Ultimate 2024 Summer Reading List for Professors

    Our annual reading list is back! Here’s how to reduce biases, improve grades and spur compassion in the fall.

  7. In Conversation with Dr. Derek Bruff: 5 Ways to Reimagine Assignments in the Age of AI

    The author and host of the "Intentional Tech" podcast says AI should encourage educators to reevaluate their assignment structure and…

  8. Educators In Conversation: How to Help Students ‘Do’ Sociology

    Two sociology experts on helping students see the connection between theory and application

  9. How Top Hat’s Customizable Content Puts an End to the Print vs. Digital Debate

    Print textbooks fall flat when it comes to interactivity, inclusivity and insights. Here’s why digital-first content provides real promise…

  10. In Conversation: 5 Ways to Boost Peer Connection Using Class Threads

    Biology instructor Leigh Delaney-Tucker shares practical techniques to up the ante on student engagement, collaboration and real-world…

  11. Infographic: How You Used Top Hat In 2023

    Top Hat Graded 2023 has arrived. Here’s the impact you made with our engagement platform this year.

  12. 3 Reasons This Academic Year Was So Impactful for Your Students

    These student leaders shout out their faculty for making the year one to remember

  13. A 6-Step Exercise for Discussing AI In Education

    Jesse Stommel, celebrated author and faculty member, urges educators to peel back the layers of ChatGPT rather than outright banning AI

  14. Workforce Readiness Begins By Nurturing These 5 Essential Skills

    Today’s employers give priority to candidates who demonstrate emotional intelligence, communication skills and can think critically.…

  15. Boosting Joy and Motivation in Class: In Conversation with Dr. Todd Zakrajsek

    The author behind The New Science of Learning suggests tapping into three motivational theories to keep students interested and motivated

  16. 4 Ways to Diversify Your Class Reading List

    Empower your students by reflecting their unique identities and incorporating diverse authors into your reading list this term

  17. Infographic: What Students Love About Top Hat

    Students grade Top Hat on engagement, comprehension and long-term learning

  18. Announcing the 2023 Shannen’s Dream Scholarship Recipients

    Meet the recipients of this year's Shannen's Dream scholarship and see how these inspirational leaders plan to give back to their…

  19. What STEM Student Success Looks Like Today [VIDEO]

    Six inspirational educators share how they’re changing the narrative in STEM education

  20. 6 STEM Faculty On The Learning Experience They Wish They Had [VIDEO]

    As these inspirational instructors share, the challenges facing STEM students today trace back decades