Top Hat - Syncing Rosters and Grades with Canvas

UW-Madison has procured an enterprise license for Top Hat, which takes effect for the Fall 2022 semester. The new license will allow all UW-Madison instructors and students to use the tool without paying for subscriptions.

Top Hat courses can be linked with Canvas courses. Instructors, this allows you to invite students from your Canvas course to your Top Hat course, and sync grades from Top Hat to Canvas, with the press of a button. This document describes how to configure the integration between Top Hat and Canvas and sync up your classlist and grades.


Top Hat allows you to synchronize with your Canvas course to make it easier to communicate between the two systems.

The main reasons why you might want to implement this integration are:

  • Add your student roster automatically to Top Hat from Canvas
  • Push your grades from Top Hat to Canvas in a few clicks (opposed to manually exporting and importing your gradebook via Excel)
  • Allow students to check their Top Hat grades from either Canvas or Top Hat 

To get started, please make sure you are the Instructor in the Canvas course and that you have an account on Top Hat. If you don’t, please see Top Hat - Account Setup (Instructors) (UW-Madison) to get started. (Note: You have to first "publish" or activate your Canvas course before you can sync it with Top Hat)

If you need assistance at any time with this process, please contact Top Hat support.

For step by step instructions on how to link your Canvas and Top Hat courses, as well as step by step instructions on how to sync grades between Top Hat and Canvas, please see this document.

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Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2017-08-09 15:21 CDTUpdated:2022-05-09 12:16 CDT
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