Top Hat

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.

Features

  • Upload your slides, add annotations and interactive questions
  • Take attendance effortlessly & accurately using geolocation technology
  • Launch discussions and get real-time feedback and reports
  • UBlearns integration allows professors to sync grading and class roster information between the two systems
  • Securely administer tests and quizzes in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment (additional student fee)
  • UB students receive a discount when they purchase a Top Hat license
 
 
 

Get Started

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.

Blackboard on UBlearns Integration

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.

Top Hat Test

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

Top Hat Support

If you’re interested in using Top Hat, please contact your dedicated Top Hat support representative Brad Lindsay at brad.lindsay@tophat.com

You can also schedule a workshop on Top Hat with Brad at https://meetme.so/tophatbrad

 

 

Support Documentation

Top Hat Support

Hours: Monday - Friday | 9AM - 9PM EST 
Phone: +1 (888) 663-5491
Email: support@tophat.com