Top Hat

What is Top Hat?

Top Hat’s active learning technology helps professors engage students before, during and after class. Top Hat helps you engage students in and out of the classroom through cutting-edge polling software, low-cost interactive content, flexible homework systems, and secure test-taking solutions. Top Hat also offers instructional design services to prep courses, train and work one-on-one with instructors to ensure they’re fully ready to use Top Hat for first day of class and beyond.

Who can use Top Hat?

Faculty can sign up for Top Hat - licenses are then purchased by students.


4 months – $26
1 year – $40
4 years – $85

*The subscription applies to the full Top Hat platform including Classroom, Assignment and Test. Low-cost textbooks and free resources are also available to use with the platform.


  • Assess your students using advanced question types
  • Deliver interactive lectures
  • Administer assignments, quizzes and exams in a single unified platform
  • Track student progress and attendance in the Top Hat gradebook
  • Receive industry-leading support for professors and students
  • Sync grades directly to Blackboard

Technology Support for Top Hat

DL&I's Educational Technology team provides training in this area. To schedule a consultation, email

Teaching Guides & Resources

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