Classroom Scheduling Software

The rise of blended learning and flipped classrooms means higher education instructors are searching for learning technologies with powerful functionality and capabilities.

The #1 software to enable classroom assessment for learning is Top Hat

  • Poll students and ask questions
  • Reporting and assessing is easy with automatic grading
  • Poll students and ask questions
  • Capture student responses in real-time
  • Hold discussions (anonymous or not)
  • No new hardware needed
  • App available on iOS and Android, including iPad
  • Also usable on desktop browser, or tablets and laptops including Chromebook
  • Make teaching and learning more collaborative

Schedule your classroom effectively

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 allows any educator to leverage smartphones, laptops and tablets. As a result, higher education instructors are empowered to create an engaged and focused learning environment.

That’s where Top Hat Classroom comes in. Our classroom assessment software uses smartphones, laptops, and tablets to facilitate engagement, allowing any educator to create a dynamic classroom environment that can rapidly track student achievement in both types of assessment techniques, formative and summative.

Automated attendance-taking

With Top Hat’s classroom scheduling software, instructors can automatically verify whether a student is physically present in class—and don’t have to pass around a roster. They can easily automate 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.

Seamless lecture prep

Say goodbye to mundane administrative tasks and improve your productivity. Instructors can sync their lectures 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.

Simplify course creation

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 save time by importing free interactive questions from the Top Hat Marketplace, a digital resource that houses thousands of pieces of content that are intuitive to customize. Integration is easy with industry-leading setup support—that way, educators can be successful from day one.

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No need for extra hardware

Top Hat’s classroom scheduling 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 class management software including Moodle and Blackboard.

Encourage every student to participate

Communicate and engage with students in more ways than one. Our cloud-based software means you can run real-time discussions, embedded within the flow of a lecture. Students receive notifications on their devices when a discussion starts—making Top Hat ideal for larger classes. They can also choose to participate anonymously, ensuring that everyone feels comfortable sharing their thoughts, even when the topic is sensitive. Instructors can also use Top Hat to encourage and facilitate peer-to-peer collaboration and interaction.

Reporting on student performance made simple

Top Hat’s classroom scheduling software enables instructors to track student performance and automatically assign grading weight to interactive questions, attendance and participation—all of which can be uploaded directly into the Top Hat gradebook for students to access anytime. You can export grades easily to your LMS. Take advantage of analytics by analyzing auto-graded results to identify concepts to review or reinforce in your next lecture.

With Top Hat classroom scheduling software, students keep learning after class is finished

The learning experience doesn’t start and end in the classroom: online scheduling makes that easy. Once your lecture is complete, you can assign work in review mode, allowing students to download and study at any time. Or, you can flip your classroom and schedule your class to watch lectures out of class, freeing up time for a more active classroom during your lecture.

Top Hat classroom scheduling software improves engagement

Our easy to use SaaS education technology has been proven to increase engagement in classrooms. We’re used by over 750 of the top 1000 colleges and universities across North America. See why educators trust us—sign up for a customized demo today.

Streamline your lecture prep

One of the benefits of using our classroom tools is a more streamlined lecture prep experience. Top Hat Classroom allows you to populate your lecture slides with a range of interactive and flexible question types. We offer basic question types, including multiple choice, word answer, numeric answer, fill-in-the-blank and more. We also have numerous advanced question types available, including graphing tools for math and molecule builders for chemistry.

There’s no need to worry about switching over from a different learning management system or other digital classroom software, either. Our staff are skilled in instructional design and will set you and your course up for success from day one.

Top Hat Classroom removes the need for extra hardware

Top Hat Classroom syncs directly with the devices college and university students already own and use on a daily basis. There’s no need for them to purchase additional hardware. Simply download our app and away you go. We offer integrations with popular learning management systems, including Moodle, Blackboard and Desire2Learn.

Our web-based learning platform is proven to increase student engagement and improve the learning experience in classrooms. We’re used by over 750 of the top 1000 colleges and universities across North America. See why educators and administrators trust us—sign up for a personalized walk-through today.

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FAQ

How does classroom scheduling software work?

Using Top Hat is a breeze to organize your lectures and take attendance on the fly, manage your students’ grades, midterms, and finals and set formative and summative assessments.

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