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Classroom Management Software

Top Hat’s classroom management software helps you create the perfect active learning classroom, manage your class effectively with Top Hat’s suite of software tools

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Take charge of your lectures with Top Hat’s classroom management software

The rise of active learning, blended learning and flipped classrooms means higher education instructors are searching for learning technologies with powerful functionality and capabilities. What if you could assign homework, auto-grade quizzes, ask questions, spark discussions, find and use free interactive content and take attendance reliably all with one app? Well, now you can. Top Hat’s classroom management software allows any educator to leverage smartphones, laptops and tablets into digital learning tools. As a result, higher education instructors feel empowered to create an engaged and focused learning environment.

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Simplify course creation with Top Hat’s classroom management software

Get a real-time grasp on student comprehension and understanding. Our flexible, web based software allows instructors to populate their lecture slides with a range of interactive question types. Choose from basic (including multiple choice, word answer, 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. Instructors can also import free interactive questions from the Top Hat Marketplace, a digital resource that houses thousands of pieces of customizable 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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No need for extra hardware

Top Hat’s classroom management software syncs directly with the devices students already own and use, so there’s no need to purchase additional hardware. We also integrate with popular learning management systems, including Moodle, Blackboard and Desire2Learn.

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Automate attendance-taking

With Top Hat’s classroom management software, instructors can automatically verify whether a student is physically present in class. They can easily take attendance by prompting students to sign in on their devices using a unique code. Instructors can also auto-assign grades for attendance, rewarding students for showing up and remaining present. Top Hat uses proprietary market-leading technology to verify the physical location of students, ensuring that only those students actually in class get counted. And, we also built in excused absence options for flexibility.

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Seamless lecture prep

Say goodbye to mundane administrative tasks and improve your productivity. Interactive teaching and learning come together in a synchronous experience when you use Top Hat’s classroom management software. 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. 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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Encourage every student to participate

Communicate and engage with students in more ways than one. Our cloud-based classroom management software means you can 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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With Top Hat classroom management software, students keep learning after class is finished

The learning experience doesn’t start and end in the classroom. Once your lecture is complete, you can assign slides in review mode, allowing students to download and study at any time.

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Top Hat classroom management software improves engagement

Top Hat classroom clickers allow you to track and assess 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. You can export grades easily to your LMS. And you can analyze auto-graded results to gauge comprehension and identify concepts to review or reinforce in your next lecture.

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

Enhance your teaching methods by using Top Hat to offer a synchronous lecture with a focus on student-centered learning.

Instructors can sync their lecture slides with students’ devices, allowing them to 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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What is a classroom management system/software platform?

Classroom management software or systems are effective in managing student understanding, learning, and also maybe behavior because they can help enhance students’ core academic skills and competencies or understanding of core concepts in higher education environments this relates to better student grades and automation of your lecture.

What are classroom management skills?

Classroom management skills belong to the broader diversification of abilities and methods that educators generally practice in order to make sure students remain organized, appear to lectures on-time, remain focused in their studies, observant and academically productive during an academic year. Software tools like Top Hat can help educators facilitate this effectively with an end-to-end teaching platform that encourages active learning principles.