Top Hat is a higher education teaching app that makes active learning come to life. Our suite of easy-to-use tools address four teaching challenges: student engagement; textbook affordability and customizabilit...
Top Hat is a higher education teaching app that makes active learning come to life. Our suite of easy-to-use tools address four teaching challenges: student engagement; textbook affordability and customizability; student comprehension; and secure test administration. More than 2 million students at 750 of the top 1,000 colleges and universities in North America have used Top Hat.
As a student engagement and interactive teaching platform, Top Hat’s software helps college professors activate classrooms. In a world of digital distractions, countless academic studies have reinforced the reality that students better understand the day’s lesson if they’re asked to engage with peers, interact with complex material and participate in class. By requiring students to use their personal devices to answer quizzes, reply to polls, and tackle difficult simulations, Top Hat transforms the passive lecture hall into an engaging learning environment. As an advocate for traditional, on-campus education, Top Hat not only modernizes established teaching methods but also facilitates new approaches including the ‘flipped classroom,’ ‘group learning,’ and other creative solutions. Top Hat is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, hosts 120 full-time employees, and has been operating since its 2009 launch behind $22M in venture funding.
Top Hat provides educators the ability to interface with large classrooms, by using devices that students already own to make the classroom more engaging.
Students use their own devices to respond to quizzes, engage in live discussions, and manipulate interactive simulations. Professors get real-time feedback on student comprehension to adjust their lectures on the fly.