Easily create online tests for students and online quizzes for higher education using Top Hat’s test maker software. Use your own questions, or pre-made questions in a variety of formats tailored to your class material and structure.
Use Top Hat’s test maker to securely administer customizable online tests to students, who can use their own mobile devices for a convenient BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) set-up. Students are engaged in a secure and reliable platform and get to use devices with which they are already comfortable, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and Chromebooks. This encourages student participation and engagement.
In order to access a test, the students must enter a unique and auto-generated code presented in the lecture, which helps eliminate the risk of students trying to take the tests while not in attendance. The test maker technology can pinpoint the student’s physical location as well, to further and accurately verify their attendance. If an approved absence is necessary, there is an option for the educator in the test maker to allow flexibility here.
Results of everything from polls to surveys, quizzes, and exams, can be automatically graded immediately so you, and your students, can analyze the results to find strengths and weaknesses in learning. You can use the test maker software also identify students who might be at risk of failing, or who have gotten a lot of answers incorrect, and provide extra help as needed to ensure their future success. Use the results to determine if you need to review concepts, modify lessons, or might be able to skip forward to new topics once students have demonstrated concrete understanding of a concept. You can also assign grading weight to things like attendance and participation, and have that factored into overall grades. All responses are captured in the Top Hat gradebook.
The instantaneous (and anonymous) results from our test maker software can be tabulated then presented in class to allow student to self-assess their progress and understanding of the material, and allows educators to assess performance in real-time, and adjust lesson plans accordingly. Present them between PowerPoint presentation slides using things like visual graphs, word clouds, or heat maps. The important thing to note is that you don’t have to do any of the calculations yourself. Track student achievement quickly, using both formative and summative assessment via everything from quick and informal polls in between slides, to final exams. This also encourages engagement and collaboration, and provides an opportunity to immediately correct mistakes or address areas where further study is required.
All results from the quiz built in the test maker is captured into the Top Hat gradebook. You can also easily export grades to an LMS then analyze them. The software seamlessly integrates with learning management systems like Moodle, Blackboard, and Desire2Learn and is fully FERPA compliant.
No special hardware is needed with this test maker – students take the tests using their own mobile devices. Students just need to get the Top Hat Test app, log in, and they’re off to the races. It works with both the Android and iOS platforms, and on desktop browsers and laptops.
Top Hat’s web-based online test maker simplifies the test creation process, helping you make formative assessment quizzes and polls quickly and easily using your own questions, or ones from the Top Hat Marketplace. And you can use it to administer all types of tests, from short mid-term quizzes to final exams for summative assessment. Students and teachers get real-time insight into progress and student learning, and can adjust on the fly, focusing on topics that require deeper learning. We’re used by 750 of the top 1,000 colleges and universities across North America. Sign up to see how it works, and how Top Hat’s online test maker can help you and your students.
Yes, you can use Top Hat test to create exam questions or import existing ones
from the Top Hat Marketplace.
Top Hat is free to educators and professors to use, Top Hat test requires a 4-month subscription which is paid for by students should you decide to adopt Top Hat Test