How Top Hat Compares to Clickers
A quick checklist to help you improve student engagement and comprehension
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.
Advanced question types for in-class engagement and homework assignments
Synchronous presentation that allows students to view lecture slides, content and annotations as instructor shows them in class
Student-to-student interaction via a Discussions tool
Assessment—homework, quizzes, etc.
Student performance analysis
File hosting/upload capability for PowerPoint and other file types
SMS/offline mode capability
Access to interactive course content, via a marketplace, that can be adopted and customized
Integration with LMS
1-on-1 instructor support during onboarding
What Profs Are Saying About Top Hat
"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
"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