Top Hat: Staff Guides

Getting Started

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.

This link will take you to Top Hat's support site.
Ask students subjective and interpretive questions. 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.


External Examiner Access

Quality Assurance have advised that all external examiners must have a Leeds IT account created before they can be given access to submissions and any other University systems (e.g. Minerva).

See, Leeds IT account for external examiners for more information.

Please ensure your external examiners have a University IT account before you submit a request for Top Hat external examiner access (via the IT Service Desk).

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.

We’ve included guides here that are specific to Leeds along with direct links to some of Top Hat’s more commonly used guides. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for on this site, Top Hat’s support website has help and guidance on all of Top Hat’s functionality. Go to Top Hat’s support website.