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Top Hat

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Top Hat is currently being used by some faculty in their classrooms, however it is very important to be aware that all training and support for this application is provided by Top Hat and NOT the Information Technology Services Department. 

For questions about or assistance with integrating interactive educational technology into your courses please contact

Top Hat Overview:

Top Hat, a cloud-based interactive platform, is used to ask synchronous and asynchronous questions, tally responses, track attendance and engage students in interactive and customizable course content. Students participate in Top Hat activities using their own devices.


Instructors use Top Hat for free, the cost for students is $26 per semester.


Use of the Testing module is NOT recomended, a pilot of this module in November 2018 determined that it lacked the necessary security to ensure fairness to all students.

The following resources and support are provided by Top Hat:

Online Training provided by Top Hat:

  • Go to 
  • Type “tutorial” into the search bar. 
  • You have the option to listen to a Recorded session, or to register for a Webinar


Links to helpful documentation:

Links for Support provided by Top Hat:

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