Top Hat

Top Hat is the end-to-end higher education teaching platform

About Top Hat

Top Hat is an online teaching platform designed to help professors and educators engage their students and build comprehension before, during, and after classes. The software offers solutions for delivering interactive courses, customizing digital textbooks, assigning homework, and securely administering assessments.

Top Hat automates a variety of common, repetitive tasks to free up teachers' time, such as taking attendance and grading homework. Built-in assessment tools allow users to tracks students' progress throughout the term, with in-class questions and polls in addition to assigned homework, and provide feedback in real time to course-correct when necessary. Top Hat also aims to enhance student engagement with courses through integrated graphics and videos, customized interactive textbooks, class discussions, and lesson gamification.

Top Hat's assessment solution allows students to take tests through their own device, whether a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, without downloading any software. Instructor-generated codes control access to the exam, and a proprietary behavioral algorithm automatically detects cheating. Homework tasks can be assigned to individuals or groups through the assignment solution, and users can create custom questions, import their existing materials, or choose free question packs in the Top Hat marketplace.

Pricing starting from:

US$30,00/one-time

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • One Time License

Key benefits of Top Hat

• Top Hat Classroom provides users with tools for delivering interactive courses to engage students, including attendance tracking through students' devices, embedded questions in presentations, real-time polls, and response data visualization.

• With Top Hat Textbook, users can create custom digital textbooks for their students, utilizing videos, animations, and questions interspersed within content to engage learners.

• Top Hat Assignment enables the assignment of homework tasks to individual students or groups, with options for importing existing materials, auto-grading of answers, and real-time feedback.

• Assessments can be managed and securely administered through students' own devices with Top Hat Test, which uses proprietary behavioral algorithms to detect cheating and automatically lock out students.

• Top Hat automates a range of common repetitive tasks, such as attendance taking and test grading, allowing users to focus their attention on important activities.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$30,00/one-time

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • One Time License

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Interactive questions can be embedded within course presentations
Users can view the average score and participation for each question
Assessments can be created and managed, and student behavior is automatically monitored to detect cheating
Attendance can be recorded using students' devices
Homework can be assigned to individuals or groups, and graded automatically
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Top Hat screenshot: Interactive questions can be embedded within course presentations Top Hat screenshot: Users can view the average score and participation for each question Top Hat screenshot: Assessments can be created and managed, and student behavior is automatically monitored to detect cheating Top Hat screenshot: Attendance can be recorded using students' devices Top Hat screenshot: Homework can be assigned to individuals or groups, and graded automatically

Features

Total features of Top Hat: 61

  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Behavior Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Class Scheduling
  • Communication Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Customizable Questions
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification
  • Heatmaps
  • Higher Education
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • LMS Integration (LTI)
  • Leave Tracking
  • Live Results Tracking
  • Mobile App
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Question Types
  • Polls/Voting
  • Presentation Tools
  • Proctoring
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Raise Hand
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Real-time Broadcasting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SMS Polling / Voting
  • Scoring
  • Screen Sharing
  • Secure Login
  • Session Recording
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Student Portal
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Template Management
  • Test/Quiz Creation
  • Two Way Audio & Video
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom

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Reviews

Overall rating

3,7 /5
(30)
Value for Money
2,7/5
Features
3,6/5
Ease of Use
3,9/5
Customer Support
3,6/5

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Shaylynn W.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Top Hat Student Review

Reviewed on 2018/11/27

It has helped me so much with this class. It has given me a new way to go about grasping the...

It has helped me so much with this class. It has given me a new way to go about grasping the material and I would highly suggest it to other people.

Pros

I used it in my economics class, and we had embedded questions within our chapters. It really makes you slow down to understand and grasp the concepts.

Cons

We had problems with being able to go back and view which questions were answered correctly or incorrectly. I also wish there were more functions like notes and bookmarks along with the highlighting.

Anitha G.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

top hat for organic chemistry

Reviewed on 2021/04/09

I have been using Top Hat for last 3 years, it makes my in-person and online quizzes and exams go...

I have been using Top Hat for last 3 years, it makes my in-person and online quizzes and exams go smoothly.

Pros

It is very convenient to design online quizzes and exams using top-hat. I use this for my organic chemistry classes, it is easy to draw the chemical structures

Cons

students complaint little bit about pricing, honestly it is not that expensive, otherwise it is user friendly software.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

It works, but isn't the most cost effective solution

Reviewed on 2019/08/18

Pros

Students answer questions in real time and the percentages of what answers were chosen can then be displayed.

Cons

As a student who had to use the software, the cost can be annoying. You have to pay based on how long you think you'll need the software, which you won't always know if you're not sure whether future classes will use the software. For example, you might decide to pay for 1 years use because it's "cheaper" over time, but you only ended up having a class use it for 3 months. So you wasted money paying for the rest of the subscription and the company gets more money from struggling college students. And of course, the opposite could happen where you pay for 1 quarter, then another classes uses it and you'd have to pay for it again.

Before Top Hat came along, iClicker was the more commonly used tech and does the same job. With iClicker, you only had to pay one time for the remote and then you could sell the remote to another student, which was much more cost effective for students.

Graham G.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Testing my students

Reviewed on 2021/01/31

I could not run in class quizzes without this software. It has made this part of the course easy...

I could not run in class quizzes without this software. It has made this part of the course easy to administer.

Pros

This software has made giving in class quizzes very easy. I use it every semester and have had a great experience with administering the quizzes and grading them. It has made it easy to go over material and to provide immediate feedback.

Cons

I would like them to add a feature that allows for grading of word answers. I have to look at all the different spellings of a word. It would be nice to have a wild card or contains option for answers

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Easy to Use Learning Tool

Reviewed on 2019/08/22

Top Hat is a wonderful asset to have, and I'm glad my professors have been utilizing it. It has...

Top Hat is a wonderful asset to have, and I'm glad my professors have been utilizing it. It has increased the regularity and clarity of communication between myself and my professors.

Pros

When it comes to student/professor education software, I have found, as a student, that my favorite software programs are ones that professors are able to access and utilize with ease. The reason for this is that when professors utilize the functions available on education software, my life gets easier. Instead of dealing with streams of AOL emails, I get succinct and clean information and communication through a user-friendly platform. My professors who use Top Hat are VERY comfortable with it and seem to maximize its potential.
Top Hat is easy for me to use, and it's evidently really easy for my professors to use. It's clean, sleek, and really user-friendly.
Also, I like how Top Hat is device-friendly; their mobile app is great.

Cons

I've been using it for a few months and have not yet run into anything that I have a problem with.
Everything's been great so far.

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Top Hat offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$30,00/one-time
  • Pricing model: Free, One Time License
  • Free Trial: Not Available

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Top Hat has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Top Hat supports the following languages:

English

Top Hat supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Top Hat integrates with the following applications:

CANVAS

Top Hat offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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