As instructors move towards making their learning environments more digital and collaborative, the need for reliable learning technologies with robust functionality becomes increasingly important
What if there were a way to write and publish lecture slides, 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. With Top Hat’s course authoring software, any educator can leverage smartphones, laptops and tablets into learning tools. As a result, higher education instructors can now feel empowered to create an engaged and focused learning environment.
Instructors can sync their course 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.
With Top Hat’s course authoring 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. Higher education instructors can get a real-time grasp on how students are understanding their course material. Top Hat’s course authoring software utilizes 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.
Our web-based course authoring 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 everyone, from the educator to the administrator, trusts us — sign up for a personalized walk-through today.
Course authoring is a function of creating educational content via software products such as Top Hat which allows professors and teaching faculty to create engaging and interactive content or active learning content for educational purposes. Top Hat in particular as a course authoring platform is used by university professors to develop course content that students find engaging.