About the Service
Top Hat is a web-based student response system that allows instructors to create an interactive lecture experience for students.
Instructors can use Top Hat to poll students, present discussion prompts, display lecture material, track attendance, and sync grades with CarmenCanvas.
While Top Hat does not have to be used in conjunction with Carmen, it can be. Instructors can sync their Top Hat grades to the Carmen Gradebook, as well as import their People list from Carmen into the Top Hat Roster.
Students can respond to Top Hat questions and prompts using the devices they already own, such as smartphones, laptops or tablets. There are both browser-based and app options.
All ODEE supported classrooms will have adequate wireless. Please contact 4-help if you have issues.
For classrooms maintained by individual colleges, please contact the college that owns the room for information related to wireless in these spaces. Staff at 8-Help may be able to provide information about who to call.
Getting your Top Hat Course Ready
First, create your course. Next, build your content in Top Hat.
Top Hat Support offers detailed help articles for setting up Top Hat tools, including some of the following articles:
Once you have built your Top Hat course, you might connect your Top Hat course to your CarmenCanvas course or leave the two separate.
Linking both courses allows you to sync roster and grades from Top Hat to Carmen.
See the Resource Center articles for details about managing student access and syncing grades between Carmen and Top Hat.
See Getting Help with Top Hat for support contact information.