Student Engagement Software

Cutting-edge student engagement software to help college and university instructors increase student engagement & participation with the best online platform

Take charge of your lectures with student engagement software

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 was a way to assign homework, auto-grade quizzes, ask questions, spark discussions, find and use free interactive content and take attendance reliably—all with one learning management system? Well, now you can. With Top Hat’s student engagement software, any educator can leverage smartphones, laptops and tablets into learning tools. As a result, higher education instructors feel empowered to create an engaged and focused learning environment

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Simplify lecture prep with Top Hat’s student engagement software

Higher education instructors can get a real-time grasp on how students are understanding their course material. Populate your lecture slides with a range of flexible 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. You 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 as soon as they begin onboarding.

A student engagement platform that eliminates the need for extra hardware

Our cloud based software syncs directly with the devices students already own and use, so there’s no need to purchase additional hardware. We also offer easy integration with popular learning management systems to export and sync grading such as Moodle, Blackboard and Desire2Learn

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Take attendance automatically

With Top Hat’s student engagement 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’s student engagement 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.

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 learning software. 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.

Encourage every student to participate

Top Hat’s student engagement software lets instructors run real-time discussions, embedded within the flow of a course 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.

Tracking student performance just became easier

Our student engagement software doesn’t just offer learning solutions. It makes reporting easy: instructors can track learner 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 any time. You can export grades easily to your LMS. And you can analyze auto-graded results to identify concepts to review or reinforce in your next lecture.

Student learning continues after class with our web-based engagement management system

The learning experience doesn’t start and end in the classroom. Once your lecture is complete, engage your students outside your institution. You can assign slides in review mode, allowing students to download and study at any time. Plus, you can add digital learning activities such as a quiz of offline assignment or coursework to keep the learning experience alive.

Top Hat’s student engagement software improves engagement

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

Our student engagement platform is proven to enable students to have a more engaging experience in class. We’re used by over 750 of the top 1000 colleges and universities across North America and Europe. See why institutions trust us—sign up for a customized demo of our learning platform today.

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How do you increase student engagement?

You can increase student engagement by building an active learning classroom, give every student a voice and build in things like questions, polls and discussions, while constantly evaluating your course material and student understanding, with tools like Top Hat.

How can I measure student engagement?

You can measure student engagement through learning analytics, and isolating problem areas or areas where maybe students are struggling with the class material.

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