Top Hat is the comprehensive assessment platform that helps you learn better before, during and after class. Top Hat makes learning fun and engaging (seriously!) and sets you up for success, helping you connect with your professors, your peers and the content you’re learning in and out of the classroom.
Here’s what Top Hat offers you:
Compelling resources, delivered on your smartphone or laptop
• Follow your prof’s lecture slides on your own device
• Contribute in class with an easy-to-use response system that’s always with you
• Participate with your profs and peers using in-app discussions
Affordable textbooks that keep education costs down
• Experience dynamic, interactive textbooks loaded up with images, videos, audio clips and more
• Learn from content tailored to your course with information that’s kept up-to-date in real time
• Read your digital materials from anywhere and keep them forever
Quizzes, tests and polls that improve learning comprehension
• Challenge yourself by taking polls and quizzes on your own devices
• Improve your knowledge retention with interactive assessment elements
• Check for gaps in your understanding with graded and non-graded homework and short quizzes
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Thank you for using Top Hat! To make our app better for you, we bring regular updates to the App Store. Here are a couple of updates to note:
- Made Top Hat Test more reliable
- Included general stability and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Definitely got better
The way that the professor utilizes this app is definitely important. Since you can't receive notifications for due dates, your professor will hopefully be diligent about that.
Other than that, I think this is a really nice tool for classrooms. It's interactive, and has some cool question types (heat maps, clicking on images, matching, etc) although some of them are either difficult to use or don't work because my professors struggled. What's cool is you can go back and forward in the slides your professor has up so if you're a slow writer you can still get all the notes.
Overall, this is a really nice idea and needs a little work but I enjoyed having it in my class. Definitely could do with more organization in the content, it's a little overwhelming when all the slides are posted and you're trying to study.
I would always use the website on my Mac in class so I could split the screen and take notes. it would never load, I would always be three-four slides behind, and my quiz questions would hardly ever load in time for me to answer them. I figured I’d just start using the app, but I have the same issues on the app that I have on my Mac. the connection is always “poor”, and my professor can’t ever use it either - and will insist that the students are taking up the bandwidth and are causing the app to crash and lag (?? don’t know where he got that from), costing us our attendance points. and I know I’m not the only one, whether it be in my class or across everyone who has bought the app, that has these issues daily. if I have to pay this much for an app that simply takes *attendance* and gives mini class quizzes, I expect it to work 100% of the time, flawlessly. the rest of my university uses a free attendance app and I have never had an issue with it - ever. drop your prices, and fix your interface. this app is a whole mess, a money scam, and absolutely ridiculous. if they have to charge for the app to keep it running and whatnot, why not $.99, $2.99, $4.99?? where did the $27 and $50 come from? the people buying it are college students with little income who are forced to by their professors. incredibly pathetic for something that never works.
A hip class structure with no functionality.
If you have a crippling case of FOMO then this is for you, however If you don’t then you will ultimately find this application/service pointless. Schools and universities without an integrated web platform may get some use out of this, but for those who already have one, this is just another worthless service to add on top of your schools online platform.
Almost no functionality on any mobile devices; the interface is less inspiring than MS DOS. File previews don’t exist. The instructors and TAs are either technologically illiterate (unlikely), or this program is about as user friendly as an etch-a-sketch.
This product is not ready to be something a student is required to pay for. It’s basically in the pre alpha development stage. I would be willing to pay another 28 dollars to not have to use this for the rest of the semester.
I wish I could have rated it one star, but Tophat isn’t even inspiring enough to warrant that much rage or disgust. Mediocre garbage.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.