Top Hat is the Kahoot! alternative that makes learning fun AND effective.

With Top Hat, student engagement isn’t a game. We give you the question types, the data, and the tools to build interactivity into your course, offering you the insights and flexibility you need to keep your students focused on learning.

The results are in.
Top Hat is a winner.

The results are in.
Top Hat is a winner.

84%

of students said using Top Hat made them feel more engaged in their learning.

*Top Hat Fall 2021 Student Survey, n = 2,067 students

93%

of students said Top Hat's assessment type variety helped them develop critical thinking skills.

*Top Hat Research Report

95%

of students approve of using Top Hat in lectures.

*Kirsten Grant, professor of chemistry at City University of New York, Hunter College, Using Top Hat Motivated a Large Class of Non-Science Majors to Care About Chemistry

Students rate our mobile app 4.7 out of 5 stars

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"Top Hat made the course super fun and exciting!"

-Student from Arizona State University

Unmatched support.

Top Hat provides unparalleled support to professors. We offer market-leading concierge service to convert your existing content into the Top Hat platform, while a dedicated instructional designer can help ensure you meet your course goals and ease your class prep.

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Accessible learning for all.

Top Hat can be used on a variety of devices to make learning equitable and available for everyone. Plus, we designed our platform with accessibility top of mind, making it compatible with screen readers and offering keyboard navigation.

Top Hat is fun for students
and still functional for educators.

Kahoot!
Top Hat
Student Progress
Kahoot! lets students use nicknames, making it difficult to connect results with individuals and track their progress over time.
Top Hat clearly captures each student’s assessment, attendance, and participation data in a gradebook that integrates directly with your LMS, making it easy to track progress in and outside of the classroom.
Learning
Kahoot! has only eight question types.
With 14 question types, students can better demonstrate their understanding of what they’ve learned. Chemistry response, graph response, and graded calculation questions make Top Hat easy to use in a wide variety of disciplines, including math and science.
Dynamic Content
Kahoot! lets users create basic self-paced lessons built around PDFs, slides, captions, and questions.
Go beyond slides, captions, and PDF files to create a truly dynamic learning experience. Our flexible content tools allow you to build or adapt interactive and media-rich assignments that you can tailor to fit your course. Discussions and activities can appear alongside content for a more integrated learning experience for your students.
LMS Integration
Kahoot! does not integrate with learning management systems.
Top Hat delivers a smooth and consistent experience for faculty and students through seamless integrations with all major LMS providers, including Blackboard, Canvas, D2L Brightspace, Moodle and Sakai.

Student Progress

Top Hat clearly captures each student’s assessment, attendance, and participation data in a gradebook that integrates directly with your LMS, making it easy to track progress in and outside of the classroom.

Kahoot! lets students use nicknames, making it difficult to connect results with individuals and track their progress over time.

Learning

With 4 question types, students can better demonstrate their understanding of what they’ve learned. Chemistry response, graph response, and graded calculation questions make Top Hat easy to use in a wide variety of disciplines, including math and science.

Kahoot! has only eight question types.

Dynamic Content

Go beyond slides, captions, and PDF files to create a truly dynamic learning experience. Our flexible content tools allow you to build or adapt interactive and media-rich assignments that you can tailor to fit your course. Discussions and activities can appear alongside content for a more integrated learning experience for your students.

Kahoot! lets users create basic self-paced lessons built around PDFs, slides, captions, and questions.

LMS Integration

Top Hat delivers a smooth and consistent experience for faculty and students through seamless integrations with all major LMS providers, including Blackboard, Canvas, D2L Brightspace, Moodle and Sakai.

Kahoot! does not integrate with learning management systems.

Why educators and students love Top Hat

"The major thing that sets Top Hat apart from other teaching platforms is immediate feedback of students’ learning. I have seen students’ performance improve since I started using Top Hat."

Echu Liu
Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy, St. Louis

“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

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