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What is Top Hat?

Top Hat is an all-in-one teaching platform, which the University of Iowa has licensed through Unizin. It includes four applications within one active learning platform:

Classroom - Leverage students’ devices to take attendance, launch discussions and questions, and get real-time feedback.
Textbook - Adopt and customize affordable, interactive textbooks and course materials from Top Hat, or create new educational content using a unique authoring tool.
Test - Securely administer tests and quizzes in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment, using Top Hat’s proprietary lock-out capabilities.
Assignment - Easily create, personalize and assign homework with auto-grade capabilities.

Top Hat is fully integrated with ICON/Canvas and has an automated process for updating your ICON rosters and grades.

Students can purchase licenses (semester, annual or lifetime) through credit cards (online or IMU Bookstore) or financial aid (IMU Bookstore only).

Top Hat also offers Top Hat Marketplace, a service offering free or low-cost, engaging, and high-quality course content.


Common Links

Top Hat Getting Started How-To Guides
Teaching Best Practices Instructor FAQs Student FAQs


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