Try Top Hat with Us

Image depicting teacher receiving feedback on student learning via Top Hat

Ever wonder if the students in your lecture class are following along? Do you want a way to allow every student to get involved and stay engaged in a large class? Top Hat may be a helpful tool for you.

Top Hat is a classroom technology designed to give real-time feedback on student understanding through quick polls and questions. It supports a wide variety of question types, including multiple-choice, numeric, word and short answers, among others.

Setting up questions in Top Hat takes only a few clicks. You can then pose them in a stand-alone format or integrate them into your presentation slides. Your students can respond using any mobile device, including smartphone, feature phone (using text messaging), laptop or tablet (Android or iOS). Feedback is instant and allows you to test understanding, surface preconceptions, and demonstrate diverse perspectives.

We are piloting the Top Hat tool during the 2014-15 academic year. For more information, a demonstration, or to participate in the pilot, contact Reginald C. Jackson at reginaldj@uchicago.edu.