Top Hat is a Web-based software tool teachers can use to take attendance, administer polls and quizzes, play games and share notes. Students download the app and use their laptop, phone or tablet to participate.
You can now use your UBITName account 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 at any point in the past.
If you are new to Top Hat....
Simply navigate to www.tophat.com using your computer (note: this must be done on a web browser, it cannot be done from a mobile app) click the SIGNUP button, and then identify that you want to create a professor's account. Select University at Buffalo SUNY from the drop-down menu that will appear and then click Login with your school account. You will then be directed to your university login page where you can log in with your University at Buffalo credentials.
If you have previously created a Top Hat account...
Navigate to www.tophat.com using your computer (note: this must be done on a web browser, it cannot be done from a mobile app), click the LOGIN button. Select University at Buffalo SUNY from the drop-down menu that will appear and then click Login with school account.
Open the UB Single Sign On Account Setup link below for full step-by-step instructions.
Top Hat's advanced Blackboard integration allows professors to sync grading and class roster information between the two systems. The integration is designed to ease student registration and on-boarding, and to allow professors to easily send grades from Top Hat into Blackboard.
Securely administer tests and quizzes in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment, using Top Hat’s proprietary lock-out capabilities. Additional license fee required for student use.
You can also schedule a workshop on Top Hat with Brad Lindsay at https://meetme.so/tophatbrad
If you’re interested in using Top Hat, please contact your dedicated Top Hat support representative Brad Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also schedule a workshop on Top Hat with Brad at https://meetme.so/tophatbrad
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