How Top Hat Compares to Clickers

A quick checklist to help you improve student engagement and comprehension


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Innovative educators are no longer using clickers because the teaching and learning experiences come up short. Instead, they’re relying on Top Hat’s app, which provides a superior experience for instructors and students—and has been demonstrated to improve comprehension, attendance and engagement.

This chart highlights the key differences between conventional clickers and Top Hat. 

Feature

Top Hat

Clickers

Advanced attendance-taking

Top Hat
Clickers

Advanced question types for in-class engagement and homework assignments

Top Hat
Clickers

Synchronous presentation that allows students to view lecture slides, content and annotations as instructor shows them in class

Top Hat
Clickers

Student-to-student interaction via a Discussions tool

Top Hat
Clickers

Assessment—homework, quizzes, etc.

Top Hat
Clickers

Student performance analysis

Top Hat
Clickers

File hosting/upload capability for PowerPoint and other file types

Top Hat
Clickers

SMS/offline mode capability

Top Hat
Clickers

Access to interactive course content, via a marketplace, that can be adopted and customized

Top Hat
Clickers

Integration with LMS

Top Hat
Clickers

1-on-1 instructor support during onboarding

Top Hat
Clickers

Student support

Top Hat
Clickers

Accessibility features

Top Hat
Clickers

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What Profs Are Saying About Top Hat

Kathleen Marrs

"Top Hat is easy to use, very intuitive and it's quick to set up because there's virtually no tutorial support needed. And it really does engage students. It gets them talking to each other, participating and thinking critically about the material in class."
- Kathleen Marrs, Assistant Professor, Biology, Indiana University

Michael Rehm

"I still get higher attendance for those weekly classes, over 60 percent, which far exceeds what the average lecturers get in their courses. I think it's because students like the vibe. And for me, it makes teaching fun again."
- Michael Rehm, Senior Lecturer, Department of Property, University of Auckland Business School

You'll love Top Hat and so will your students. Thousands of educators and millions of students already do.

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