Top Hat is a web-based software tool instructors can use to take attendance, administer polls and quizzes, play games and share notes. Students can use their laptops, phones or tablets to participate.
Top Hat is UB's preferred and integrated partner in this educational tool space.
If an instructor is using Top Hat in a course:
You can use your UBITName credentials to access your Top Hat account. The instructions will vary slightly depending on whether or not you are brand new to Top Hat or if you've previously created a Top Hat account.
Top Hat has created a document to help instructors create new accounts.
Top Hat's advanced integration allows instructors to sync grading and class roster information between the Top Hat and UB Learns. Top Hat designed the integration to help ease student registration and onboarding as well as enable instructors to send grades from Top Hat to UB Learns easily.
Some of Top Hat's documentation refers to Brightspace's New UI or New Content Experience. UB is using Brightspace's Classic Experience.
The main difference is Modules in the Classic Experience are called Units in the New Content Experience.
If you are a new user of Top Hat, please contact Kevin Shaw, one of UB's dedicated Top Hat support representatives.
Top Hat Customer Success Manager
UB also has an assigned customer success manager to help answer instructor questions.
Securely administer tests and quizzes in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment using Top Hat's proprietary lock-out capabilities. Additional license fees are required for student use.
If you need access to the Marketplace Test pack, please email Top Hat's support team (email@example.com) using the following template:
Please enable Marketplace access for my Top Hat account. The email address associated with my professor account is (your email address).
The join codes for my courses are (your codes).