iClicker vs. Top Hat

iClicker

iClicker is a software polling system that’s meant to be paired with mobile devices and/or physical clicker devices to improve classroom engagement. It’s used in schools transitioning from hardware clickers to software response systems.

Top Hat

Top Hat’s classroom engagement solution also harnesses students mobile devices, but does so much more than just polling. With Top Hat you can: 

  • Securely take attendance
  • Run assessments
  • Assign homework
  • Gauge student comprehension

iClicker alternative? Here’s how we compare:

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More question types

More question types

Multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, click-on-targets—Top Hat offers a wealth of interactive questions

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Secure attendance

Secure attendance

Top Hat’s proximity-based solution tracks attendance in class

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Large community

Large community

Over 16,000 professors and
three million students already use Top Hat

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Easy account creation

Easy account creation

For both students and professors, Top Hat is popular because it’s easy to use

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Hybrid connectivity

Hybrid connectivity

Top Hat offers support through mobile, web and even SMS texting

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Trackable engagement

Trackable engagement

Top Hat’s graded, interactive questions reveal which concepts to reinforce

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LMS integration

LMS integration

It’s easy to measure student participation when integrating Top Hat with your LMS

Ease your workload with dedicated instructional design support

Top Hat provides unparalleled support to professors—a service unmatched by other classroom response systems like iClicker.

Top Hat’s market-leading concierge services will import and convert your existing content into the Top Hat platform. A dedicated instructional designer will help ensure you meet your course goals while easing the busywork burden in your class prep. It’s like having your own personal TA!

See what these professors have to say about Top Hat

“I created my Top Hat digital textbook to complement how I teach. It’s now an integral part of my class.”

Matt Numer

Professor, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University

“My students already have their phones in their hands, so why not turn that into something useful?”

Lorna Profant

Lecturer, Department of Biology, California State University

“Top Hat makes my lectures more provocative, more dynamic and more effective, and that’s why I use it.”

Patrice Dutil

Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University

Frequently asked questions

Can you help me switch from iClicker?

Of course. With instructional designers and 24/7 support we help import your existing content into Top Hat. A dedicated account manager will ensure you hit your course goals.

How popular is Top Hat?

Two million students and thousands of professors across 750 campuses use Top Hat every semester.

What kind of support does Top Hat offer?

Round the clock support, for students and professors with dedicated on-boarders and training personnel assigned to every professor.

How much does Top Hat cost?

One term costs students $26; for professors it’s free.

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