Top Hat

Top Hat is a student response system available to staff and students at the University.

These systems usually work as follows:

  1. Lecturer asks a question.
  2. Students respond via phone/tablet/laptop.
  3. Results appear on the screen.

Top Hat offers considerable benefits to the free services available online:

  • Wide range of question types
  • Students can participate by internet-enabled devices or SMS
  • Discussion feature allows students to submit questions during the lecture, and vote up popular questions
  • Questions can be set for homework
  • Responses can be tracked and analysed after class

University information about Top Hat

Read about how in-class voting is used in the School of Physics and Astronomy