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What the Top Hat weekly course report shows you - Staff Guide

The Top Hat Weekly Course Report summarises the performance of students who have engaged with your Top Hat content in the previous week. It highlights the number of responses, the percentage of correct responses, the percentage of correct responses and identifies the top performers (90th percentile), and lower graded students (10th percentile). For example:

Reusing content

Having insight into which questions students struggled the most with enables you to review and re-teach these concepts before moving on to new material. Recycling difficult questions after you have reviewed them with your students is an effective way to re-assess their understanding. Click Save questions for next class under the difficult questions section of your Weekly Course Report. Visit Top Hat's support website to learn how to duplicate questions within your Top Hat course.

Identifying lowest performing students

Staff may choose to contact the lowest performing students individually, by clicking on the hyperlink to their email address on the table, or to all of the students in the table by clicking on Send email to struggling students. In both cases a blank email be created.


Reports will only be sent for courses where the following criteria have been met:

  • At least 5 questions (with a correct answer) have been presented/assigned and closed.
  • The questions have at least an 80% response rate from students enrolled on the course.


Should you not wish to receive reports you can untick the selection in your Top Hat Account settings under Notifications.

All current users of Top Hat have received an email explaining this use of their data as per the University of Leeds Code of Practice on Learning Analytics. The email illustrates the identifiable and aggregate information which is captured and reported by Top Hat. Further emails will be sent to new users at 3 month intervals.

Further Help and Support

Further information on the Weekly Course Report is available on the Top Hat Success Centre.

You can also access help and support from within Top Hat once you are logged in:

  • Live chat by clicking on the speech bubble icon next to your name, this is available between 2pm to 8pm GMT on weekdays.
  • Raise a support ticket by clicking on the question mark icon.

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Support is also available via the Leeds IT website. Please remember to log in as this will give you additional support options.