Top Hat helps professors make teaching more fun and effective by turning distracting mobile devices into learning tools and building comprehension with customizable, affordable textbooks and interactive homework.
Millions of students at 750 leading North American colleges and universities use Top Hat’s interactive engagement tools, course materials and homework.
“Students already have their phones in their hands, they are probably looking at them in class, so why not turn that into something useful.“ —Professor, Biology, California State University
• Experience your lecture like never before—with Top Hat, you can synchronously view slides on your mobile device, in real time, as your professor moves through them in class
• Get ready for an engaging classroom experience, where instructors embed multiple question types such as multiple choice, word answer, numeric response, sorting, and click-on-image to make lectures more interesting and fun
• Discussions and polling—provide instant feedback to your instructor on whether they need to cover that last concept once more before moving on
• Automated attendance, grading, and participation—check into class using a unique code on your mobile device to pick up easy participation marks
• Complete homework for grades or for review—students can access graded and nongraded homework or short quizzes that instructors use to test for gaps in understanding
• More affordable textbook options—with Top Hat's Marketplace, your instructor can choose to adopt online course materials that are more engaging, interactive and affordable than traditional textbooks. Interactive textbooks from Top Hat are embedded with images, videos, audio clips, moving timelines and embedded questions—all designed to engage students and help deepen understanding of course concepts
91% of Instructors believe that Top Hat makes a positive impact on their students' learning experience.
The applications Top Hat Lecture was published
in the category Education on 2013-07-23 and
was developed by Top Hat Monocle.
The file size is 118.29 MB.
The current version is 5.65.0 and works well on
10.0 and high ios versions.
Thank you for using Top Hat! To make our app better for you, we bring regular updates to the App Store. Here are a couple of new updates to note:
- Revamped the look and feel of the user settings screen
- Ensured that the answered state of items that are assigned is displayed accurately to avoid confusion
- Clarified messaging in the login flow
This app is the biggest waste of money in the word, why you have to pay to do homework or get a good grade in a class is still a mystery to me. The grade book never works so I can never see my grades.
Top hat should send push notifications every time there’s a top hat question. That way when I’m skipping class i know when to do the questions
I would always use the website on my Mac in class so I could split the screen and take notes. it would never load, I would always be three-four slides behind, and my quiz questions would hardly ever load in time for me to answer them. I figured I’d just start using the app, but I have the same issues on the app that I have on my Mac. the connection is always “poor”, and my professor can’t ever use it either - and will insist that the students are taking up the bandwidth and are causing the app to crash and lag (?? don’t know where he got that from), costing us our attendance points. and I know I’m not the only one, whether it be in my class or across everyone who has bought the app, that has these issues daily. if I have to pay this much for an app that simply takes *attendance* and gives mini class quizzes, I expect it to work 100% of the time, flawlessly. the rest of my university uses a free attendance app and I have never had an issue with it - ever. drop your prices, and fix your interface. this app is a whole mess, a money scam, and absolutely ridiculous. if they have to charge for the app to keep it running and whatnot, why not $.99, $2.99, $4.99?? where did the $27 and $50 come from? the people buying it are college students with little income who are forced to by their professors. incredibly pathetic for something that never works.
Just hate that I had to spend 50 bucks for the different features. I don’t understand why it has to be so expensive. Most of us are truly struggling financially and if we have a job we hate to spend our $8-10/hour checks on something like this.
Yes, I agree that teachers need to hold their students accountable for attending class. But when you end up getting questions wrong because the app won’t allow you to submit answers, there’s a clear problem there. It has happened to me numerous times and I consider myself a good student in class, but constantly end up missing “clicker questions”. (Especially when your professor only gives you 20-30 seconds to answer a question and you can’t even answer in time). My chemistry class at my university is centered around this app, and to have to pay for a subscription service with so many bugs to play a role in determining my grade is entirely unfair. If you are a professor reading this considering using Top Hat for your lecture, please look elsewhere, and avoid placing unnecessary stress on your students!
the fact that i had to pay MONEY for a access code, and then it’s this slow ???? it’s not even the app, the website is even worse. seriously, i feel like i was scammed. doing homework takes me about 4-5 hours to complete :))
Great app for learning at my own pace and being able to go over material as many times as I’d like to.
Great way to reiterate learning strategies and engaging.
I am currently using tophat and I would say it’s annoying as can be. Yea the reps would reply to you and they are helpful and try their best to help you but how the answer key is set up, is extremely stupid. Many times I submit my answers, it kept telling me it’s wrong and I was right the whole time. This platform allows you to waste time and energy. This platform is stupid. I hate it and I would tell anyone if their professor is using tophat not to take the class at all. I have been stuck on one question for 3 days and I gave up. I would never recommend to anyone.
I wish all my classes used TopHat. I feel really engaged with the learning process when I practice concepts in class with TopHat.
Stopped working once downloaded new update. Now can't access or use at all.
For some reason needs my location on always even though I only use it once a week or it marks me absent. Constantly fails to load or submit my answers in time meaning I get no credit for questions I answer correctly
Using this app on my iPad is helpful but since the app isn’t optimized for split screen it is very difficult to take notes and use top hat at the same time since i use my iPad to also take notes. Please add the capability to use split screen on iPads, I’m sure I’m not the only one with an iPad that also uses top hat.
I use to be able to manually count a student as attended from my mobile app. I can't do that now. Also, I use to be able to edit questions from my iPad and I can no longer do that. Previous versions were better n
Pretty aggravated they did away with due dates. I could see the due dates on my phone up until about a week, maybe 2 weeks ago. I thought my professor took the due dates off since we were so behind. Had no clue that Tophat took them down. 2 late assignments later and I figure out what the problem is. Not real happy about this at all! What’s the point of paying for this app if it’s only going to be halfassed?? The point of the app is so you don’t have to log in online every time. Sure would be nice if this was fixed and due dates were put back on there.
Okay... yes... it is electronic and we are reducing the amount of paper being wasted. Really all this app is good for is to live-view the professors computer, and take quizzes and tests. It costs us, the students, to use and really isn’t all that great in my opinion.
In general, this app is good and easy to operate. However, there are some bugs recently, and it would be better if it supports showing two apps at the same time.
It works great and looks very nice, but I wish i could split my iPad Pro screen to where I can take notes while having the powerpoint at my control in case I fall behind on notes without having to move the skinny screen (which I wish I could make half the screen size) out of the way constantly
This is a scam. Useless. You wanna know how to improve this app? Get rid of it! :)
Why is it in the laptop you can type notes and you can highlight and in the app you can’t? Also the app doesn’t show the percentage of questions that you have done? It would be so much better to be able to read and take notes at the same time, split screen support would be amazing with this app!
Awesome app. I wish all my classes used this app. I love it!