About the Service
Top Hat is a web-based student response system that allows instructors to create an interactive lecture experience for students.
Instructors can use Top Hat to poll students, present discussion prompts, display lecture material, track attendance, and sync grades with CarmenCanvas.
Students can respond to Top Hat questions and prompts using the devices they already own, such as smartphones, laptops or tablets. There are both browser-based and app options.
Getting your Top Hat Course Ready
- Log in to Top Hat and create your course
See the First Time Login and Course Creation page within this instructional guide for more information.
- Build your course content
Top Hat Support offers detailed help articles for setting up Top Hat tools, including some of the following articles:
- Activate the course to make it available to students
See the Activate Your Top Hat Course page within this instructional guide for more information.
Syncing with CarmenCanvas
While Top Hat does not have to be used in conjunction with Carmen, it can be. Once you have built your Top Hat course, instructors can sync their Top Hat grades to the Carmen Gradebook, as well as import their People list from Carmen into the Top Hat Roster.