Top Hat Visiting IU and IUPUI
After a university-wide pilot, Top Hat has been selected as Indiana University's new student response system. TurningPoint Cloud will continue to be available for spring and summer terms, but will no longer be supported in fall 2017.
Top Hat is an interactive, cloud-based teaching platform that enables instructors to engage students both inside and outside the classroom with compelling content and activities. You can use Top Hat to take attendance, ask interactive questions with automated grading, and/or facilitate open-ended discussions and activities. Also, Top Hat's seamless integration with Canvas makes it easy to update Top Hat rosters and send Top Hat grades to the Canvas gradebook.
Eat, Drink, and Learn
Top Hat will be hosting launch parties and workshops on both the IUPUI and Bloomington campuses in late April. Drop in at your convenience to chat with the Top Hat representatives and enjoy refreshments. Details and links to register below:
IU Bloomington - Eat, Drink & Learn with Top Hat
IU Bloomington - Top Hat Workshop
IUPUI - Eat, Drink & Learn with Top Hat
IUPUI Top Hat Workshop
If you are unable to make it to the event but are interested in learning more, contact Sarah Hammond from Top Hat to schedule a time to meet one-on-one.
To support the transition from TurningPoint to Top Hat, Top Hat is offering the following free services:
To take advantage of any of these services, contact Sarah Hammond. Sarah works closely with the IU teaching centers and will be introducing faculty to the platform and its capabilities. Sarah can be contacted by:
To learn more about Top Hat, see About Top Hat in the IU Knowledge Base. To create and set up a Top Hat account and course on your own, follow the instructions in the Professor: Indiana University Quick Start Guide.
For information about dedicated clicker hardware, contact eLearning Design and Services.
If you need additional assistance, make an appointment with a consultant at your campus teaching and learning center.