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Attendance App for Teachers

Top Hat’s cutting-edge attendance tracking software, designed to simplify attendance management for college and university teachers

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Attendance tracking that just works

Top Hat’s attendance app for teachers allows instructors to accurately verify whether a student is physically present in class… and stays present. An educator can easily take attendance by prompting students to sign in on their devices using a unique code, and auto-assign grades for attendance. Top Hat uses proprietary market-leading technology—a combination of GPS and Bluetooth—to verify the physical location of students, ensuring that only those students attending get accurately counted. For full flexibility, there is extra functionality to excuse absences.

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Save time with auto-grading

Our attendance app for teachers allows you to keep track of attendance and automatically assign grading weight to participation, as well as interactive questions and homework. You can then upload the results from each class 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. Integration with your learning management system is smooth and you can export grades easily. And our educational apps also help you reduce your admin overhead—you can analyze auto-graded results to gauge comprehension and identify concepts to review or reinforce in your next lecture.

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An attendance app that works on multiple devices

Unlike older education technology such as traditional clickers, Top Hat’s 21st century active learning software syncs directly with the devices students already own and use, such as tablets including iPads, phones and laptops. There’s no need for students to purchase additional hardware. Simply download our student response system and away you go. We also integrate with popular learning management systems, including Moodle, Blackboard and Desire2Learn.

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Engage your students with Top Hat

It’s hard for teachers to lecture to a class full of students who aren’t paying attention. As instructors move to incorporate different active learning teaching strategies like blended learning and flipped classrooms in their learning environments, the need for technology in education grows. Fortunately, there has been a great deal innovation in the educational technology sector recently. Top Hat’s attendance app for teachers—among the top apps for education available—transforms any smartphone, laptop or tablet into an audience response system, enabling professors to teach in an engaging learning environment.

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Streamline your lecture prep

Use Top Hat to populate your lecture slides with a range of interactive, multimedia question types designed to challenge every learner. Choose from basic (including multiple choice questions, word answer, quiz, numeric answer, fill-in-the-blank and more) or select from our advanced offerings (including video assignments, chemistry drawings, and more). All of our questions are auto-graded to save instructors time. You can also import free interactive questions from the Top Hat Marketplace, an easy-to-use resource that houses thousands of pieces of dynamic content. We offer industry-leading instructional design and curriculum design support, so educators are set up for success from day one.

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A fully synchronous lecture experience

Interactive teaching and learning come together in a synchronous experience when you use Top Hat’s attendance app for teachers. Instructors can sync their lecture slides with students’ technology 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. You can share student responses and correct answers to questions posed in class using visual graphs, word clouds and heat maps.

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Facilitate polls and ask questions in-class

Gauge student comprehension and understanding on the fly. With Top Hat you can embed interactive polling questions between your slides to create seamless presentations aligned to your lecture plan. With multiple question and discussion types, such as click-on-target, word clouds, graphing questions for math and even video submissions, Top Hat can really let your creativity in lecture setting come to the fore.

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Make learning more collaborative and increase participation

Top Hat’s attendance app for teachers allows professors to run real-time discussions, embedded within the flow of a lecture. Students can choose to participate anonymously, ensuring that everyone feels comfortable sharing their thoughts, even when the subject matter is sensitive. Instructors can also use Top Hat to encourage and facilitate group work and peer-to-peer collaboration and interaction.

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Student learning continues after class is finished

The educational experience doesn’t start and end in the space of your lecture window. Once your lecture is complete, you can assign slides in review mode, allowing students to download on their clickers and study at any time. Plus, you can add digital learning activities like quizzes to offline assignments and coursework to keep the learning experience alive.

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Attendance tracking is easy with Top Hat’s attendance app for teachers

Our classroom technology software is designed to save educators time with attendance taking—and keep students accountable. It’s also proven to increase engagement and participant interaction and collaboration in classrooms. We’re used by over 750 of the top 1000 colleges and universities across North America. See why Top Hat is one of the best apps for classroom management — sign up for a personalized consultation today.

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The brightest attendance app for teachers

  • Track attendance easily and securely
  • Automatic grading and reporting for attendance and participation
  • Poll students and ask questions
  • Capture student responses in real-time
  • Hold discussions (anonymous or not)
  • No new hardware needed
  • Our attendance App is available on iOS, including iPads and Android devices
  • Also usable on desktop browser, or tablets and laptops including Chromebook

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FAQ

How does the attendance app work?

Top Hat uses proprietary attendance tracking algorithms in order to determine whether students are actually present in class and automates the process for you.

Is Top Hat free?

Top Hat is free for educators to use, students pay a fee when you decide to adopt Top Hat Classroom or Top Hat Test