Top Hat: Student Guides

Top Hat is an online system that staff can use to assign teaching and learning activities for you to access either live and/or asynchronously. Staff can set different types of questions (e.g. multiple choice, fill in the blanks) and discussion topics within Top Hat and assign these for their students to complete. Students respond via a web browser or app on their own device.

Top Hat can also be used to deliver summative and formative assessments. Students need to create a University of Leeds Top Hat account (see below) before they can take part in activities that use Top Hat.

Getting Started

Before you can take part in teaching and learning activities that use Top Hat you'll need to create a University of Leeds Top Hat student account. Find step by step instructions on how to do this here.
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Your tutor may ask you to join their course using a join code, guidance on how to do this can be found here.
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Once you've created a Top Hat account, it's easy to log in to Top Hat.
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Once you've created a University of Leeds Top Hat account the Top Hat app can be a useful app to download.
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Formative and Summative Assessments

If you've been told that you're going to be set an assessment to complete within Top Hat that is online and time limited (OTLA), here are the answers to some commonly asked questions to help you prepare.
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