Kahoot vs. Top Hat

Kahoot!

Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform for creating, sharing, and playing learning games or trivia quizzes. Used in higher learning institutions, Kahoot! allows instructors to create multiple-choice games.

Top Hat

Top Hat is the only all-in-one teaching app that enables professors to facilitate active learning and get feedback on student progress before, during, and after class. With Top Hat you can:

  • Make your presentations interactive with polls and assessments
  • Get feedback on student progress
  • Save time with automatic grading
  • Adopt and customize pre-made course content

Kahoot! alternative? Here’s how we compare:

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Engage students with ten different question types—including multiple choice, click on target, and long answer questions

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Secure attendance

Secure attendance

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

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Active learning

Active learning

Embed interactive questions between your slides to seamlessly align student comprehension with your lecture plan

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Universal accessibility

Universal accessibility

Top Hat is SMS compatible for students with no smart phone or areas with low wifi capability

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Dedicated support

Dedicated support

Top Hat offers industry-leading instructional design and technical support for educators and students

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Trackable engagement

Trackable engagement

View your students’ progress, identify struggling students, and offer extra support with Top Hat’s Gradebook

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LMS integration

LMS integration

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

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Customizable content

Customizable content

Top Hat allows you to tailor content to suit the needs of your class

Create deep engagement and encourage active learning with Top Hat

Top Hat’s enhanced functionality encourages students to focus on comprehension and understanding of concepts, not just on winning games.

Top Hat allows professors to confidently measure understanding before class, and activate student engagement in class with interactive and engaging activities. Professors can then provide immediate real-time feedback which means students have faster, more effective personalized assistance.

See what these professors have to say about Top Hat

“I absolutely love Top Hat! Not only can I prepare questions in advance, I can also create impromptu questions to gauge whether students are understanding a new concept. Top Hat definitely facilitates my goal to create an active learning environment.”

Michelle Newsom

Instructor, Chemistry, Wright State University

“The major thing that sets Top Hat apart from other teaching platforms is that it gives immediate feedback of students’ learning. I have seen students’ performance on assignments and homework improve since I started using Top Hat.”

Echu Liu

Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy, Saint Louis University

“I used Kahoot! this past semester based on a recommendation from a colleague. I will never use it again. Top Hat is by far the superior system. The immediate feedback and ease of use of the platform is definitely what sets Top Hat apart.”

Amanda Farmer

Lecturer, Accounting, University of Georgia

Frequently asked questions

Can you help me switch my course from Kahoot?

Of course. Not only is Top Hat known for being easy-to-use, but we also offer 1:1 support with instructional designers for all of our users.

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.

Is Top Hat free?

One term costs students $30; for professors it’s free.

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