Top Hat

Top Hat is a web-based software tool used to take attendance, administer polls and quizzes, play games and share notes. Students can use their laptops, phones or tablets to participate.

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Top Hat Accounts

If an instructor is using Top Hat for the course, students must create a Top Hat account and purchase a subscription before they can respond to Top Hat interactive questions and polling.

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.

If you need to create a Top Hat account

Top Hat has created a document to help instructors create new accounts.

If you already have a Top Hat account

  1. Go to using your computer (note: you must use a web browser; you cannot use a mobile app).
  2. Click the Login link in the top-right corner of the page.
  3. You may see University at Buffalo SUNY in the School field. If not, begin typing and click the University at Buffalo SUNY link from the drop-down list.
  4. Click Log in with school account.
  5. Use your UBITName and password to log in.

Top Hat Test

Top Hat Test allows you to easily take a test using your laptop, smartphone or tablet.

If you navigate away from the test or interact with other applications, you will be locked out of the test and will only be able to continue with the test if your instructor unlocks you.

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