Top Hat: Staff Guides
Top Hat is the University’s institutional mobile voting solution. The tool has two distinct uses: active learning and assessment delivery. It is accessed through a web browser or iOS/Android app and is compatible with screen readers.
- Introduction to Top Hat
- Create a staff account and your first course
- How to log in to Top Hat once you have an account
- Add or remove staff from your Top Hat course
- Invite students to join your Top Hat course
- Sync your Top Hat course with your Minerva module
- See what your course looks like to a student by using a dummy account
Using Top Hat for Active Learning
This link will take you to Top Hat's support site.
A brief description of each type of content you can build or upload into your Top Hat course.
Avoid showing your students your Top Hat browser window when screen sharing by using the presentation tool to present content.
Using Top Hat for Assessments
Top Hat staff offer a service to help populate your Top Hat Course with your content (e.g. MCQ questions).
Arranging External Examiner Access
Quality Assurance have advised that external examiners must have a Leeds IT account before they can be given access to submissions and any other University systems (e.g. Minerva).
See, Leeds IT accounts for external examiners for guidance on how this can be arranged.
Academic Integrity Summary required for all summative assessments
An Academic Integrity summary needs to be added to the description field in Minerva on all links to summative assessments regardless of the tool being used to deliver the assessment.
See the Academic Integrity Summary guide for guidance on how to add this and the text you need to include.
Other ways to use Top Hat - Guest Courses
Guidance that can be shared with guest participants to help them join your Top Hat Guest Course.