Top Hat Classroom

Leverage students’ devices to take attendance, launch discussions and questions, and get real-time feedback

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Motivate every student to participate

Create an engaged learning environment where every student, from the front to the back row, can participate and have a voice

  • Easily embed a Top Hat Classroom discussion prompt between your slides to spark a dialogue, check for understanding or award participation points

  • Allow students to participate anonymously so that they feel comfortable sharing thoughts, no matter the subject matter

  • Students can use interactive features to vote responses up in a queue, helping you identify common viewpoints or misconceptions

  • Flexible response options, including the ability to respond with a drawing

Reward students for attending class

Using Top Hat Classroom allows instructors to automatically verify whether a student is physically present in class and auto-assign grades for attendance and participation

  • Easily take attendance by prompting students to sign in on their devices using a unique code

  • Top Hat Classroom uses proprietary technology to verify the physical location of students, ensuring that only those students attending get counted

  • Excused absence options built-in to provide flexibility

Create a synchronous experience between instructor and student

Interactive teaching and learning come together in a synchronous experience with Top Hat Classroom

  • Instructors can sync their lecture slides with students’ devices so they can follow along in real-time

  • Students are unable to move ahead of the instructor, so their attention remains focused on what’s being presented

  • Share student responses and correct answers to questions posed in class using visual graphs, word clouds and heat maps

  • Once your lecture is complete, you can assign slides in review mode, allowing students to download and study at any time

Your interactive course in one place

Manage all lecture materials and interactive questions online

  • Upload your slides and animations directly into Top Hat Classroom and organize as needed

  • Embed interactive polling questions between your slides to create one seamless presentation aligned to your lecture plan

  • Choose from various interactive question types: multiple choice, word answer, numeric answer, fill-in-the-blank, matching, click-on-target, sorting and more

  • Streamline lecture prep by importing free interactive questions from the Top Hat Marketplace

Instantly grade and assess student performance

Track student performance and automatically assign grading weight to interactive questions, attendance and participation, all uploaded directly into the Top Hat gradebook

  • All responses and participation grades are captured instantly in the Top Hat gradebook for students to access any time

  • Grades can be exported easily to your LMS

  • Analyze auto-graded results to gauge comprehension and identify concepts to review or reinforce

Top Hat Classroom is part of an end-to-end teaching platform

  • Using the Top Hat platform makes for painless integration of quizzes, activities and tests

  • Easily track how students are progressing through the course material

  • Integrates with popular LMS

  • Industry-leading support for instructors and students

Top Hat makes my lectures more provocative, more dynamic and more effective, and that’s why I use it.

Patrice Dutil

Ryerson University

Sacramento university
ohio university
Indiana University

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