Webinar Series

Top Hat Platform Training

Our new series of live and on-demand webinars is designed to help faculty bring active learning to your course—and get comfortable using the features of the Top Hat platform

Introduction to Top Hat

Join us for an introduction to Top Hat and learn how to use our platform to engage your students before, during and after class. This webinar will focus on the key building blocks for creating a successful active learning experience for your students, in face-to-face or fully remote settings. Learn how to create interactive Top Hat content and how to digitally deliver that material in asynchronous and synchronous classes.

By attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Create interactive material in Top Hat
  • Apply best practices for engaging students in a remote environment
  • Track comprehension and engagement
  • Effectively deliver course content synchronously and asynchronously

1

hour attendance

1-2

hours of follow-up work after the session


Who's this webinar for?

Educators who are new to digital delivery and remote teaching, as well as those who are new to Top Hat

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Flexible Course Design: Top Hat in a Hybrid Classroom

Learn how to effectively teach your hybrid course using Top Hat. This webinar will define hybrid learning, outline its continual rise to prominence and, ultimately, equip you with best practices for structuring your hybrid course. You'll learn how to engage students and increase comprehension, inside and outside of the classroom, both synchronously and asynchronously.

By attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Effectively create and deliver course content synchronously and asynchronously
  • Apply best practices for engaging students in a hybrid environment
  • Understand how Top Hat will work in conjunction with other learning/educational technologies in a hybrid course

30

minutes attendance

1-2

hours of follow-up work after the session


Who's this webinar for?

Educators who are new to digital delivery and hybrid teaching, as well as those who are new to Top Hat

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Online Assessment & Remote Testing

Top Hat is designed to help professors create connections with students, no matter the learning environment. Engage your students beyond the traditional capabilities of an LMS with interactive participation, media-rich assignments and data-driven insights, all on one platform. This webinar will begin with an overview of effective formative and summative assessment strategies using digital course tools. Attendees will then learn about summative assessment strategies and how to employ them in a Top Hat course.

By attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Easily create and deliver your summative assessments
  • Understand the difference between open book and proctored assessments with Top Hat
  • Apply best practices before, during and after your test for a successful experience

1

hour attendance

1-2

hours of follow-up work after the session


Who's this webinar for?

Educators who are new to digital delivery and remote teaching, as well as those who are new to (or are already using) Top Hat

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Proctored Online Exams with Top Hat

Academic integrity and ease of administration are central concerns for running exams and tests online. In this webinar, we'll provide an overview of how to determine the most appropriate assessment strategy for your course—and the best practices for remotely proctored exams. Top Hat allows professors to administer secure online tests that students can take on their laptops and computers, at a pre-set time and from any location. We'll cover the process of creating an online proctored test in Top Hat, communicating expectations with students, administering the exam from 'instructor' view and taking the test from 'student' view.

By attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Easily create and deliver your proctored assessments
  • Access and understand how to read a proctor report, as well as adjust settings
  • Administer a proctored exam successfully in your Top Hat course

1

hour attendance

1-2

hours of follow-up work after the session


Who's this webinar for?

Educators who are familiar with Top Hat, as well as those who are new to online exams and online proctoring

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Teaching with Insight: The Top Hat Gradebook

Teaching with real-time insight empowers educators to unleash their students' potential. This webinar will examine what teaching with insight means in higher ed, and what some successful approaches look like. We will take a deep dive into Top Hat’s reporting functionality in the new and improved gradebook, which provides instructors with a holistic view of their courses, as well as specific insights on individual student comprehension. Our Weekly Course Report also helps instructors make data-driven decisions with their course content.

By attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Read the gradebook and adjust advanced settings for an optimal course experience
  • Edit grades and enter manual grades as necessary
  • Discern course-wide trends in student comprehension
  • Utilize the Weekly Course Report to teach with insight and make data-driven decisions

40

minutes attendance

1-2

hours of follow-up work after the session


Who's this webinar for?

Educators who are familiar with Top Hat and want to learn more about its reporting capabilities, as well as those who are new to Top Hat

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Flipped Classrooms & Active Learning

In this webinar, we will introduce you to the concept of the flipped classroom. Flipping the classroom is a tried-and-true instructional method that involves leveraging digital tools to drive active learning and increased student engagement. Join us to discuss the benefits of flipped classroom learning across different modalities (face-to-face, online, or blended) and learn different techniques. You’ll also learn how to create a flipped classroom using Top Hat.

By attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explain what a flipped classroom is to your colleagues and cite tangible examples
  • Create interactive homework and active learning activities
  • Create group and in-class synchronous work to support your flipped classroom

40

minute attendance

1-2

hours of follow-up work after the session


Who's this webinar for?

New and current educators using Top Hat

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