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Back to Campus Toolkit
It’s almost time to welcome new students to your course. More than ever, they’ll be looking for an engaging classroom where they feel they belong. We’re here to help you teach in the moment.
Enjoy our free Back to Campus Toolkit, packed with everything you need to create an engaging and memorable course. You’ll get 50+ icebreaker activities, a syllabus template, strategies to foster inclusion and much more.
Build a Dynamic Course From Day One
Reduce the stress that comes with course planning. Use our syllabus template, course planning template and guides to ensure your students thrive from the start of the first class.
Week 1 Moments
Give Every Student a Voice
Make connection and engagement the foundations of your course. These icebreaker questions, tips on making a great first impression and instructional do’s and don’ts will help ensure a smooth return to campus.
How to Make a Great First Impression
First Day With Top Hat
Instructor Best Practices:
Your First Day & Beyond
8 Do’s and Don’ts for a
Great First Week of Class
DID YOU KNOW
of students said Top Hat is more engaging than other educational products they have used in college
Back to School
Thought Starters From Your Peers
Five educators reflect on what they're most excited about in advance of the new semester. From rethinking assessments to interacting with students in person, here's what they had to say.
Making the Semester
Rewrite Student Success
Give students the flexibility they want. Our collection of student engagement strategies, assessment examples and tips for delivering compelling course content will help make you the tipping point in their success.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Be an Ally to Your Students
Create a classroom community that values every voice. We offer resources to promote student retention, belonging and equity in learning by leveling the playing field for all.
20 Ways to Make Your Class More Inclusive
How Education Technology
in the Classroom Can
Impact Student Learning
How to Help First-Generation College Students Thrive
How to Spot Struggling Students Early and Help Them Succeed
3 Ways to Maintain Work-
Life Balance in the New
What Empathy in the Classroom Means Today
Supporting Neurodivergent Students
5 Ways to Prioritize
Educational Equity in
With Top Hat, I felt more involved and able to participate without having to speak up in front of my 200-person class.
Accounting student, University of Massachusetts Amherst
top hat updates
See How To Make the Most of the Latest Top Hat Features
Content Search for Students
Students will soon be able to search for keywords within assigned course content, helping them locate information more efficiently.
Mobile App Enhancements
Push notifications, dark mode, and other exciting enhancements provide students with a more flexible and accessible mobile experience.
LTI 1.3 LMS Integration
It’s now even easier for faculty and students to navigate to Top Hat from their learning management system, while keeping rosters and grades in sync.
Content Tree Enhancements
Visual and functional improvements help both educators and students navigate content with greater ease and efficiency.
Purpose-built for assessment creation, this new time-saving tool allows educators to create and manage exams and quizzes with ease.
In-App Content Updates
Be notified when new author-created content is available for the interactive textbook you’re using and accept changes with just a few clicks.
Explore Top Hat’s dynamic courseware. We’re your partner in transforming student engagement—wherever and whenever learning takes place.