We’re Making Remote Tests and Exams Free

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We share the concerns of professors and administrators navigating through the disruptive challenges from COVID-19.

To assist professors and institutions in ensuring students can complete exams remotely, Top Hat is offering free secure, proctored tests and exams that students can take on their own computers, at a pre-set time and from any location.

How it works

Easily run an exam with a specific start and end time

Verify your students’ identity online to ensure that the right students are taking your test

Monitor student activity and generate an easy-to-understand proctor report that flags irregular student behavior

Assess students using a variety of question types—multiple choice, word answer, fill in the blank, matching and long answer

Instantly grade and analyze student performance—auto-grade exams upon submission

New capabilities for monitoring each student’s activity, including:

  • Webcam and screen video recording
  • Monitoring of web traffic
  • Forced full screen for duration of exam
  • Tab checker: No open browser tabs for duration of the exam
  • Disable print, block downloads and prevent screenshot capture so exam content can’t be shared

Our solution uses machine learning to report irregular behavior indicative of cheating. A follow-up proctor report flags suspicious behavior, so you can investigate as you see fit.

Students must use Google Chrome on a laptop or computer.

Comprehensive resources and support for you through this time

Top Hat offers many other features that facilitate remote teaching and preserve course continuity. Our dedicated instructional design and support teams can help faculty transition to remote teaching.


Do professors or students need to pay to run a Top Hat test or exam?

We are offering Top Hat for free in courses that are transitioning to remote instruction in order to complete the term. As a result, students do not need to pay to use any of the platform capabilities.

How do I get started?

Simply click on the Get Started Now button and our team of instructional designers will be in touch to help you quickly transition your course.

Who is this offer valid for?

This offer is valid for all professors teaching at colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Universities outside of these regions will be determined on a case-by-case basis—please indicate your country in the form below. We hope to be able to support as many cases as possible. At the moment, our product does not support K-12 educators.

Is someone watching me or my students while I take my exam?

No. If your institution requires video, audio or screen capture, Top Hat’s partner will store that data and provide an automated suspicion report to your instructor. No Top Hat or partner employee has access to this data.

How do I know that my privacy is protected?

Top Hat’s partner uses zero-knowledge encryption technology that ensures your information is encrypted when it leaves your computer, is transferred and then stored in the cloud.

Professors, set up your test with Top Hat

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