Top Hat

Top Hat is a Supported audience participation tool for creating interactive content for your students.


Create not only engaging lectures, but also interactive readings, assignments and a wide range of assessments with Top Hat. The platform works well with a variety of LMS providers and is well known for offering a wide range of assessment questions; including multiple choice, fill in the blank, numeric, matching questions and more.

Once your learners have completed the assessment, you can access a range of tools for tracking progress, analysing data and facilitating conversations directly with your students.

You can also use Top Hat to stream lectures as an alternative to other tools for meeting online mentioned in this guide.

You can check out the website for more information and speak to your Associate Head (Student Experience) or a member of the Learning Enhancement Team to get started.

Can I use it?

This tool is marked as Supported in the Teaching and Learning Ecosystem document, meaning while it may not integrate perfectly with Aula and may or may not use Single Sign on, it’s generally available to staff for teaching and learning. If you’re not sure how to get started, you can contact the Learning Enhancement Team to find out more.

Firewall Status: Unsafe
This tool appears to be blocked by countries with more restrictive firewalls. Consider using an alternative if you’ll be joined by students learning remotely from outside the UK

What can I do with it?

There are currently no guides available for this tool. If you’re familiar with it, perhaps you’d consider contributing to the knowledge base?


  • Noah Mitchell

    I work at Coventry University's Disruptive Media Learning Lab where I focus on digital projects such as Coventry.Domains. I'm passionate about digital fluency, design and user experience.

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Updated on December 2, 2020
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