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Top Hat is a student engagement system that allows you to ask questions, take polls, give quizzes, and receive feedback from your students during class. Top Hat is a bring-your-own-device solution, which means that students can use any web-enabled device (laptop, tablets, smartphones) to participate. Top Hat also allows for text messaging to submit answers, so students can use older cell phones as well.

Getting Started

Students

Guidance from your instructor will be provided about how Top Hat will be used within your course. Please keep in mind that instructors can chose to use Top Hat differently; some may choose to send you an email invitation to their course and others may simply provide you with an access code in class.

For instructions on signing up, see Top Hat - Account Setup (Students) (UW-Madison). (Please note that undergraduate students admitted to the School of Nursing may be eligible to receive a Top Hat subscription free of charge. For details, please refer to this site.)

Top Hat provides extensive, very helpful support documentation about their product. Please see their support website for documentation, including tutorials, that will show you how to log on and get started with Top Hat.

Instructors

Instructors interested in using Top Hat have several options for getting started:
Adam Palumbo
Adoption Specialist
adam.palumbo@tophat.com
647-278-0285
  • For extensive product documentation, including tutorials, please see the Top Hat Success Center.
  • For ideas about how to use Top Hat in your course, please contact DoIT Academic Technology's learning technology consultants at academictech@doit.wisc.edu or (608) 262-5667.
  • For information about UW-Madison's agreement with Top Hat, including pricing questions, departments/courses already using Top Hat, policies, concerns, and so on, please contact DoIT Academic Technology at academictech@doit.wisc.edu or (608) 262-5667.

Pricing

Top Hat is a cloud-based software-only SRS product, free of charge to instructors. Students are required to purchase a subscription in order to use the product. Purchasing a subscription enables a student to use Top Hat with an unlimited number of active courses (courses occurring during the subscription period). 

UW-Madison students receive reduced subscription prices for Top Hat:
  • One semester (4 months) - $16 (This option cannot be upgraded to a year.)
  • One year (12 months) - $20
  • Lifetime (5 years) - $54
When purchasing a subscription, you'll have the opportunity to select the duration of your choice. UW-Madison reduced pricing will be shown during the purchase process.

Additional information for School of Nursing students

Please note that undergraduate students admitted to the School of Nursing may be eligible to receive a Top Hat subscription free of charge. For details, please refer to this site.

Getting Product Support

If you have questions or are having technical difficulty with Top Hat, please contact them at their Success Center or by phone at (888) 663-5491.

Complying with UW-Madison Policies When Using Top Hat

UW-Madison's Responsible Use of Information Technology Policy applies to Top Hat. 

Students using Top Hat for UW-Madison courses must abide by the Dean of Students Office's Guidelines for Academic Integrity


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