A seamless lecture
Present material, launch questions, and get real-time student feedback without leaving the comfort of your lecture slides.
No hardware to install
Your students use the devices they already own, like their laptops, tablets, or phones. Everything else is in the cloud.
Poll students, track attendance, and automate grading, all in one place. Look at you, all tech savvy and stuff.
Teach from around the room
Free yourself from the podium by presenting your lecture right from the
Top Hat Lecture iPad or Android app.
Every subject, every time
Provide an interactive approach that can be used to enhance learning in any subject, from history to neuroscience.
Text/SMS in answers
Good wifi can be hard to find, so students can text in answers, too. This comes in handy for students without smartphones!
Use Top Hat for your entire campus
Top Hat Lecture is a platform that empowers professors to deliver more engaging lectures and helps schools learn from their student data. The more students on your campus using Top Hat, the more effective it will be for your campus. Learn more.
Ask Questions in 6 different ways
Quickly get results by having them choose the correct answer, or even multiple correct answers, from a list of potentials.
Perfect for polls, in-class quizzes
Integrate images in your teaching by asking students to identify parts of an image by tapping on it with their finger.
Perfect for maps, human anatomy
Get them thinking by setting integer or decimal value answers, or even allow students to enter a range.
Perfect for calculations, date ranges
Increase interaction by having students type in their answer, then see answers automatically visualized with a word cloud.
Perfect for pop-quizzes
Challenge your students with questions that require them to re-arrange similar, yet different, answers into the correct order.
Perfect for a sequence of events
Test their ability to visually sort through information and make connections by matching two related groups of information.
Perfect for placing a date to an event
Get them talking by creating a graded discussion and awarding correctness for student responses.
Perfect for short answer questions
Up-vote the best
See what really matters by allowing students to vote on responses they most agree with.
Perfect for seeing which topics need review before exams
Get honest answers
Gain insight into what they really think by creating an anonymous discussion topic.
Perfect for seeing where they’re stuck
Gauge their understanding immediately with a feedback module to quickly measure how engaged students are in class.
Perfect for large classrooms
Visualize their responses with intuitive bar graphs, heatmaps, word clouds, and many other reporting types.
Perfect for showing cool visuals
Track students’ improvement over time, see how different sections performed, and compare responses.
Perfect for being a data wizard
Interactive games & demos
Drive home concepts through interaction and animation, in or out of class. Choose from our library, or we can build it for you.
Perfect for 3D molecules, difficult-to-grasp concepts
Make class fun by putting students head to head to answer questions and compete based on time and correctness.
Perfect for getting students excited
Motivate students with some healthy competition by displaying their results in real time on the leaderboard.
Perfect for increasing participation
Preserve precious class-time by creating questions, quizzes, or assignments that students can access outside of lecture.
Perfect for take-home tests and online courses
Be transparent by allowing students to see their grades in real-time. Trust us, they love it.
Perfect for exam prep or studying
Give them access by adding slides, PDFs, pictures, and other documents that students can download before or after class.
Perfect for course notes or handouts
Grading & attendance
Stop worrying about tracking participation and attendance; we’ll automatically store it all in the gradebook.
Be transparent by allowing students to see their grades in real-time. Trust us, they love it
Get the full picture by viewing grades by question, course content, or even by student.
Receive seamless integration by connecting your class list and grades to Moodle, Desire2Learn, Canvas, or Blackboard.
Manage your sections and courses with ease by having students submit their student number when enrolling.
See who’s participating and who’s in class with the Top Hat online status bar.
Content across courses
Easily reuse content by creating a Course Pack, which you can use across courses.
Perfect for moving common questions across various courses
Discover new material
Expand your lectures by exploring existing course packs and previewing their contents.
Perfect for getting inspired
By sharing folders, questions, or discussions you love (but only if you want to).
Perfect for multiple professors teaching the same course
Top Hat supports screen readers for the visually impaired.
Color blind testing
Top Hat is tested and designed to ensure color blind users are not at a disadvantage.