This document provides a description of Top Hat, along with some basic support resources.
Select this link to list all Top Hat documents from the Learn@UW-Madison Knowledgebase at the bottom of this page.
Top Hat is an active learning platform that provides instructors with several options for engaging students: asking questions, presenting polls, creating and assigning textbooks, giving quizzes, providing in class discussion etc. Top Hat also allows in Top Hat is a bring-your-own-device solution, which means that students can use any web-enabled device (laptop, tablets, smartphones) to participate.
Guidance from your instructor will be provided about how Top Hat will be used within your course. Please keep in mind that instructors can choose 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).
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.
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.
Support options for instructors
For ideas about how to use Top Hat in your course, please contact DoIT Academic Technology's learning technology consultants at firstname.lastname@example.org
Complying with UW-Madison Policies When Using Top Hat
If you are new to Top Hat, see Top Hat - Getting Started