Top Hat’s polling software helps you create an active learning classroom where students can thrive and use all their devices. Polling in the classroom with cell phones is easy with Top Hat
As instructors move to incorporate different teaching strategies like blended learning and flipped classrooms in their learning environments, the need for reliable technology becomes increasingly important. That’s where Top Hat’s engagement software comes in. It transforms smartphones, laptops and tablets into teaching tools, allowing educators to easily engage students through polling, discussions and more.
Our classroom polling software syncs directly with the devices your students already own and use on a daily basis, making the learning experience more engaging. There’s no need for them to purchase additional hardware, as they’d have to do with iClicker. Simply download the Top Hat app and away you go.
Our software does more than just classroom polling. 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 auto-assign grades for attendance. Top Hat uses proprietary market-leading technology to verify the physical location of students, ensuring that only those students attending get counted. And, we also built in excused absence options for flexibility.
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.
A classroom polling tool allows instructors to post single question types or multiple choice survey questions in a teaching environment. Votes can be elicited via single or multiple responses to a question. Results of these polls can be made available to students and professors in real-time.
Top Hat is as easy as logging into the app and creating question types which can then be either multiple choice, click on the target, fill in the blank and more.
Top Hat empowers professors to effectively create content, before, during and after class, so that you have a 360 view of your course.