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Do I need to purchase a license to use Top Hat in my class?
No, instructor licenses are free.

How do I share a course site with another instructor or TA?
Instructions to do this are available here:

Is Top Hat HIPAA compliant?
Do not use Top Hat with protected health information as defined under HIPAA.

Is Top Hat accessible to students with disabilities?
In general, Top Hat is fully accessible for students with disabilities. It is however possible for professors to create materials within Top Hat that are not accessible for students with disabilities. Top Hat has a guide prepared discussing this topic here:

How do I get started?

  • Log into Top Hat to create an instructor account. 
  • Visit the Top Hat Quick Start Guide for steps to prepare course content, get students enrolled, and tips on how to use Top Hat inside and outside the classroom!

Top Hat Support is available online and via phone. Top Hat also provides 1-1 training sessions for faculty who are interested in learning more or making the switch from other student response systems. 

Registration links to all local training sessions can be found on the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology Events page
Contact the ITS Help Desk if you have any other questions about getting started with Top Hat.


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