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A Clicker App That Just Works

Top Hat’s clicker software helps you create an active learning classroom using our simple to use clicker app

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Engage your students with Top Hat’s clicker app

There’s something very distracting about lecturing to a class full of students looking at their phones. As instructors move to incorporate different active learning teaching strategies like blended learning and flipped classrooms in their learning environments, the need for educational technology grows. Fortunately, there has been a lot of innovation in the educational technology sector recently. Top Hat’s higher education clicker app transforms any smartphone, laptop or tablet into an audience response system, enabling professors to teach in a learning environment that’s engaging.

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Our clicker app helps you streamline lecture prep

Use our clicker app software 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, a digital 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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Eliminate the need for extra hardware

Unlike traditional clickers, Top Hat’s active learning software syncs directly with the devices students already own and use. 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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A fully synchronous lecture experience

Interactive teaching and learning come together in a synchronous experience when you use Top Hat’s clicker app. 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’s clicker app you can embed interactive polling questions between your slides to create seamless presentations aligned to your lecture plan.

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Make learning more collaborative and increase participation

Top Hat’s clicker app 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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Save time with auto-grading

The clicker app allows you to track and assess student performance and automatically assign grading weight to interactive questions, attendance and participation. You can then upload these results 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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With Top Hat’s clicker app, 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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Student engagement is easy with Top Hat’s clicker app

Our classroom technology software is designed to help educators improve their classroom instruction techniques. It’s 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 they trust our audience response tool — sign up for a personalized consultation today.

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FAQ

What is a clicker app?

A traditional clicker is a hardware device that works in a similar way to a TV remote control and that allows professors to score students on questions asked during a lecture. Top Hat’s clicker app uses students existing hardware such as Mac’s, PCs, iPhone’s and Android devices in order to answer questions, rather than requiring the purchase of additional hardware, which saves students money in the short-term.

Does Top Hat work with all devices?

Top Hat works across devices both mobile and web