Top Hat - Getting Started [UW-Madison]

This document is meant to brief people new to Top Hat, and provide necessary training resources. For a brief overview of Top Hat, see Top Hat - Overview [UW-Madison]

Instructor Considerations before Use

General Considerations

  • Top Hat integrates with Canvas and allows for syncing of grades, rosters, and assignments.

Best Practices

  • Top Hat offers a large range of functionality which you can use in many different ways in your course. Due to this versatility the Learn@UW Team recommends you meet with a consultant and/or a Top Hat representative before using the tool. They will aid you in getting the most out of the tool for your use case. You can always call the DoIT Help Desk and ask to meet with a consultant or contact your local support services.
  • The quickest and easiest way to use Top Hat is with the Top Hat Presentation Tool.

Information to Share with Students


Top Hat is committed to providing an accessible experience and has taken a number of important steps in that direction.

For assistance with student accessibility accommodations, please contact the McBurney Disability Resources Center by calling (608)263-2741, or emailing

Steps to Get Started with Top Hat

Questions and Support

For technical help with Top Hat, please contact Top Hat directly either by filling out this support request form or calling them at 1(888) 663-5491. 

For help learning how to use Top Hat please reach out to your local support unit or contact the DoIT Help Desk and ask to meet with a consultant.

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Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2022-07-27 10:36 CDTUpdated:2023-09-22 15:30 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison
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