Top Hat Lecture

Top Hat Lecture

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 5.11.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Top Hat Monocle
  • Compatibility: Android
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592 Ratings
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Top Hat Lecture App

Engage your students, save time, and have more fun teaching with Top Hat. Join thousands of professors using Top Hat to easily create an interactive lecture experience and increase student engagement in a higher education setting. With student polling and instant response, Top Hat is ideal for professors seeking a more exciting way to teach and an easier way to increase student participation! Deliver an unprecedented education experience with the ability to run your lecture at your fingertips; control your screen and the projector all from your iPad, while students follow along on their own devices. It’s easy to get started - you’re one easy tap away from experiencing the classroom you imagined when you started your career in education as a professor. Free for professors! Features: * Deliver your lecture from the palm of your hand - Liberate yourself from the podium and deliver your lecture from anywhere in the room with our iPad app. * Automate attendance, grading, and participation - Make your life easier and never spend hours grading quizzes again! * Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - Students engage with you in class from their cell phones, smart phones, tablets, or laptops! If they’re engaging with you it means they’re not on Facebook. * Question types to meet any teaching style - Launch open ended, multiple choice, click-on-image, and discussion questions to get all students (even the shy ones) talking. * Discussions & polling - Gain instant feedback on whether you need to cover that last concept once more before moving on. * Assign homework and review - Preserve precious class-time by creating questions, quizzes, or assignments that students can access outside of the lecture.

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Top Hat Lecture app reviews

  • Why paying to participate in class? 2/5

    By عبدالله الطائع
    Why do they let us pay for everything? A simple app like this should be free for students!!
  • TopHat Review 5/5

    By Vvvvvvannnnn
    This app has made the class room a little bit more fun and enjoyable.
  • Useful 4/5

    By Yassin Moha
    App comes in handy during lecture. Suggest you use it.
  • Good but too expensive 1/5

    By Tooclassyforthis
    It serves it purposes to poll classes but uses its requirement for some classes to up its prices, there are countless of other education apps who charge $14 or less for a 6 month period compared to $24 for four months of this.
  • So happy 1/5

    By OneAnonATime
    I'm happy that I spent 24 dollars of my own money that I worked for, for such a stupid and retarded app. CEO mike you are a disgrace and should shutdown this app and work for mcdonalds and maybe then you will be able to make the world a better place
  • Useless 1/5

    By Lil Kanye Ross
    This is a giant waste of time, the app is garbage. Don't get it if you don't have to.
  • Not so good 1/5

    By Henry Lancashire
    Tophat took too long to download so i killed myself
  • Don't click that "get" button! 1/5

    By Eddie Martinez (Mr. Fab)
    I understand why this app exists, but why it is so complicated and expensive is beyond me. I feel we as college student pay enough as is and don't have to pay money to be counted as present in class.
  • Ripoff 1/5

    By Brettyoke49
    Literally kahoot with a more complicated interface. Why any professor would utilize this is beyond me.
  • Poor quality for price 1/5

    By PurpleDaemon
    For $24, I expected a hell of a lot more than what I got.
  • Top Hat 1/5

    By Jake1221212122
    Top Hat is simply unnecessary. It's rubbish! If you are a professor considering using this program with your students I urge you to rethink. I have spoken with many professors as well as students who have experience with this subscription and have gotten negative responses as a whole. There are simpler ways of teaching that are compatible with both students and professors and trust me this is not one of them.
  • dumb 1/5

    By carollllll4728
    i agree with the other review, this app is a waste of money. there's no reason i should pay to be counted present in my class
  • Pointless 1/5

    By Minharoni
    Another pointless app used by professors for in class activities. This can be done easily with paper and pen, just another way to strip students of their finances.
  • Terrible 1/5

    By m the friz
    Would it really be so hard to make all of my progress stay open when I close the app, because this is one of the most inconvenient apps I have ever used. If I could give less than one star I would as one star is far to generous to who ever designed this app. They should call whatever YMCA class that hosted their app development class and demand their money back because they clearly didn't teach them anything. My dog could make a better app and she's been dead for three years. Also who ever is giving this thing five stars must be either, 1) disturbed, or 2) being paid to write those reviews.
  • Don't ! 2/5

    By M.C. Shan
    Glitches, freezes, performs slow, super low tech, and not really organized well. The app seems unfinished and answering questions is a nightmare (to submit)!
  • Too many bugs/glitches 2/5

    By Puma482
    Good concept, and works well a good portion of the time, but it has a lot of bugs and problems that go on in class. They just need to further develop it, making it run smoother.
  • Top Hat 4/5

    By Lenin Lainez
    This is an excellent tool to learn in class and to keep up with attendance, however it is a expensive tool to keep paying $ every semester.
  • Chill 5/5

    By Dfcmira 84
    Used this for Logic class in college this semester. I skipped way too much class but I do know that this app is a really chill to get participation points and practice.
  • Meh 2/5

    By Hookah127
    Was alright wished I could edit slides with my finger and add my own notes.
  • Review 2/5

    By Jake12345q
    Just connection issues 24/7
  • Needs notifications 4/5

    By slein_27
    It would be great to receive notifications every time a question popped up.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By Mcpherse
    Absolutely horrible. This app is pointless. Use paper to take attendance you lazy teachers. If not, then use a free app. They have those. It's easy to do. Don't make your students pay for this useless app.
  • Nice alternative to clickers 5/5

    By Nerdee_Birdee
    Cheaper and more convenient than clickers. I love that professors can share PowerPoint slides on the app so that I don't have to print them or lug my computer to class.
  • Forget viewing your grades 1/5

    By Lives +
    I can never view my grades and i struggle to have my inclass quizzes actually appear. I don't know what is going on, but I'm not really happy that I spent money on a faulty service. When quizzes do show up, for some reason at least one of the questions will be marked "N/A" so I end up losing points because I can't answer or even pull it up...
  • Unfinished product 2/5

    By Pickeshoe
    Glitchy, missing basic features. Seems like an unfinished product. I can't believe my professor made us pay for this garbage
  • Super helpful. 5/5

    By Macro Econ
    I'm grateful for the app. It's very effective.
  • One issue 4/5

    By Rateru
    The app is fine, never crashes and loads extremely fast. However, I do wish they was an way to still view the options and selection from questions that have already been closed. Once a section has been closed, you can't even select anything so there's no way to know the correct answer to a question you got wrong.
  • Tophat is a scam 1/5

    By Educatorandparent
    I am an educator well versed in tech. My own child's teacher required them to buy it and then never used it because it is a useless product. Unfortunately I bought it the first day and found out it is a scam! I signed up months ago and was never granted access even though they billed my credit card. I have waited months and they keep telling me their refund process takes weeks..and then when weeks pass they say it will take more weeks. Do not put your own students and parents through this! Don't let them fool you. It is 100% scam.
  • Solid app 5/5

    By dhesfhujjn. gchj
    Quick loads, pleasant animations
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Paakey
    Very good App!!
  • Not well designed 2/5

    By Fleshweasel
    The app is slow and bad at communicating whether questions in the reading have been answered, or when readings are due, what grades have been earned on questions, and what has yet to be manually graded. The most pointless, irritating behavior of this app is the fact that autocorrect is disabled in the response text fields. I can find out how to spell a word anywhere else in iOS. All it does is waste my time when I miss the key I intended to hit when typing a word.
  • Awful 1/5

    By MaryJane2345
    This is the most frustrating app I have ever used - made worse by it having the power to impact your grades.
  • Put timer on questions for app 2/5

    By alex cowan
    There isn't a timer on app. Also put feedback on phone.
  • Baaaad 1/5

    By bo-3of
    For some reason it refuses to obey my phones first language and keeps choosing something it will not accept so I lose grades for that
  • Too Expensive for the Service Provided 1/5

    By Navynukelassie
    For such a simple service of polling, this app is much too expensive. I would not have purchased if it was not required for my class.
  • Why not yet a teacher version app for iPhone ? 2/5

    By HEFVFLY
    While I like and use Tophat in the classroom, and use the iPad app, I must say that I am not a fan of the new design, as it is clumsy to use and not intuitive. I am also amazed that Tophat still has not managed or bothered to provide an iPhone app that works for instructors (given that they have one for iPads). Having a functional iPhone instructor app would really be helpful!!! I cannot give more stars because of these present limitations.
  • Works well for whAt its supposed to do, definitely NOT worth $25 3/5

    By Kittehhhhhhhh
    Its essentially a fancy attendance-taker.
  • Great 5/5

    By Drew seymer
    So much better than Clickers
  • Great 5/5

    By The boss25
    It's is a great app, helps my classmates and I interact with out teacher, and it's easy to use on your phone or through text.
  • Update Spamming! 2/5

    By Marcie Incooke
    The app works fine, what is with so many updates? There is a new update almost every single day. App Developers, chill out- you're using up all my data. Can we drop this down to once a week? Or, even better, once every two weeks?
  • Pretty cool app for college love it! 5/5

    By Juanskinooo
    It's very simple and highly recommend for college students!
  • Tophat 4/5

    By mandyjo14
    Last year, top hat was awful. It would crash and not work and it was a waste of money (I had to pay money for it for one of my college classes). Now, it has really improved. It was rough getting into it to start, but now that I'm signed in and everything I really like it. We use it at OSU, for my human nutrition class of 200+ people and I think it's so great! I like Tophat this year, thanks to the improvements!!
  • Decent 4/5

    By Cluevious
    A few times where it disconnected and I couldn't submit my answer in time but overall it is a good app to use
  • Works great 5/5

    By Qmanistheman
    Easy to use
  • Functions (but not well) 2/5

    By KBoeckholt
    What the app does: 1. Displays slides 2. Takes attendance 3. Answers questions What's bad: 1. Slides don't automatically progress with the instructor if you're in full screen (which is the only way to zoom in). 2. Annotations that the instructor makes during lecture appear in a thicker stroke on the app than in lecture, effectively covering up all the info on the slides, and rendering the annotations useless. 3. Questions get cut off in the app, so you only know the first half of the question. Basically meaning you just have to look at the lecture screen for the question. 4. App doesn't tell you if you got the question you answered in lecture correct. You have to look in the grade book to find out. Long story short, if I didn't have to buy it for my class, I wouldn't use it. And if you can use the website, it's way better.
  • It's smooth and it makes class easier to handle. 4/5

    By OzzyBlackSilver
    My only complaint is that there's class to begin with. In all seriousness it does make everything easier.
  • Great for smaller classes-not large lectures 4/5

    By OroNani
    This is a great concept, but I have a professor that uses it for a large 400+ person lecture. Due to wi-fi and cell service issues in the lecture hall unless he leaves the questions open for 5 minutes we can't all get our responses in in time. He can't pause lecture for 5 minutes for each question so many of us are losing points due to this issue. It's very frustrating.
  • It's terrible 1/5

    By I Nitrocity I
    My school (Iowa State University) decided to utilize this program for the school year, and it has already proved to be disappointing. It has been a nightmare for some of the students. If you're a university reading this, I highly wouldn't advise getting this app for your lecture classes. That is all.
  • Glitchy 2/5

    By Rakirs
    Consistently glitches during lecture-- gets stuck on or repeats a question
  • Works aight 5/5

    By Gnoa Scott
    Works aight

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