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Student Response System

Top Hat’s intuitive online student response system (SRS) helps you create an active learning classroom, monitor student responses in real-time and assign grades easily

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Create an engaging learning experience by using technology in the classroom

Top Hat’s innovative higher education student response system creates an engaging learning environment where every student, from the front to the back row, can participate and have a voice. Leverage students’ devices to take attendance, launch discussions and questions, and get real-time feedback. Our student response system turns laptops, tablets and smartphones into teaching tools, so there’s no need for external hardware. Educators can engage learners effectively using various pedagogical approaches and strategies, such as active learning, blended learning and flipped classrooms.

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Enhance and improve the effectiveness of your pedagogy

Easily embed a Top Hat Classroom discussion prompt between your slides to spark a dialogue, check for understanding or award participation points. Choose from basic question types (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).

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Reward students for attending class

Using our student response system allows instructors to automatically verify whether a student is physically present in class and auto-assign grades for attendance. Easily take attendance by prompting students to sign in to the student response system using a unique code. Top Hat Classroom uses proprietary technology to verify the physical location of students, ensuring that only those students attending get counted. Excused absence options built in to provide flexibility.

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Use our digital learning technology to facilitate polls and live discussions

Allow students to participate anonymously so that they feel comfortable sharing thoughts, no matter the subject matter. Students can use interactive features to vote responses up in a queue, helping you identify common viewpoints or misconceptions. Flexible response options, including the ability to respond with a drawing. Encourage student engagement and peer-to-peer collaboration with group work.

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Classroom technology that facilitates a synchronous experience between instructor and student.

Manage all lecture materials and interactive questions online. Upload your slides and animations directly into Top Hat’s student response system and organize as needed. Embed interactive polling questions between your slides to create one seamless presentation aligned to your lecture plan. Choose from various interactive question types: multiple choice, word answer, numeric answer, fill-in-the-blank, matching, click-on-target, sorting and more. Streamline lecture prep by importing free interactive questions from the Top Hat Marketplace

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Your interactive course in one place

Manage all lecture materials and interactive questions online. Upload your slides and animations directly into Top Hat’s student response system and organize as needed. Embed interactive polling questions between your slides to create one seamless presentation aligned to your lecture plan. Choose from various interactive question types: multiple choice, word answer, numeric answer, fill-in-the-blank, matching, click-on-target, sorting and more. Streamline lecture prep by importing free interactive questions from the Top Hat Marketplace.

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Top Hat’s student response system improves student engagement

Educators can painlessly integrate quizzes, presentations, learning activities and tests. Easily track how students are progressing through the course material. Industry-leading instructional design and curriculum design support.

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Student learning and instruction continues after class

Our audience response tool allows you to bring a personalized and student-centered approach to your teaching practice. Once your lecture is complete, assign slides in review mode, allowing students to download and study at any time.

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Effective student engagement

Classroom technology software designed to help educators improve their classroom instruction techniques. Proven to increase engagement and participant interaction and collaboration in classrooms.

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Create an active learning environment where every student, from the front to the back row, can participate and have a voice

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.

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FAQ

What are student response systems?

A student response system or (SRS) is a system that equips professors to create questions and collect learners’ answers throughout a lecture. It is similar to a polling system whereby questions are posed and answers are received. Student response systems are also commonly referred to as clickers, classroom response systems, personal response systems, or audience response systems.

Is Top Hat free?

Top Hat is free for educators, professors and faculty, a fee is payable by students when Top Hat Classroom or Test is adopted.