This is gahbage 1/5
By cdawg the illest
Fix this BS app I won't let me answer the question my prof send out this is so dumb and the tech support is useless
Terrible app not reliable.
Great for test reviews, however it does freeze quite frequently.
Corporate ripoff at its finest
This app is terrible 1/5
Don't use it
Money grabber 1/5
Charging for no benefit of the student just so that they may answer questions in class. There's practically no effort for this app and a monkey could program this. Waste of money.
Waste of money 1/5
The Top Hat browser app is working just fine and stable, but the mobile app is really disappointing. First, it does not fit perfectly with my iPad Pro dpi so everything looks blurred. Second, I just CANNOT do any homework on the mobile app. Whenever I switch away to a, let's say, my periodic table app, the TopHat app returns to the previous menu automatically; what's worse is that it doesn't show whether you have completed the question or not, so I have to guess for a few times before I can get back to the question I was working on. Plus, there was a few times where the app backed up to the main menu and I have to make my way back to the question with much trouble.
I cannot do highlights on the textbook as well (and TopHat boasts about this feature on their browser app). This is an unexpectedly horrible experience with an app that has a subscription fee. Shame.
Completely useless 1/5
By I am that dude but not rlly
This is certified trash. A glorified iclicker that costs 26 dollars for a SUBSCRIPTION.
Check yourself tophat, and your low tier app developers.
Something that should be free 1/5
I was literally forced to download this. But I'm not forced to like it. I looooove having to pay for something that benefits me in no way. Just because my teachers are to lazy to print an attendance sheet I had to spend money on some ridiculous thing. Not to mention it's stupid name.
Expensive as cheese 1/5
By Lollipop asloliopoppooop
Clickers are more efficient and are reusable throughout the years. You have to buy a subscription for this.
Money grab from captive audience 1/5
This ineffective tool, which ENCOURGES students to be looking at their smartphones in class, is not only a distraction but a waste of student financial resources. Requiring students to add this on top of tuition, books, and possibly even an iclicker is absurd. I strongly petition all professors to abandon this system.
For lazy lectures not for students 1/5
This software should be provided free of charge to students if a lecturer decides to use it. It offers no benefit to the student, only makes it so the lecturer doesn't have to take roll and grade quizzes. We already pay too much for our educations and adding this cost to a course (especially one taught by a lecturer with no PhD) is outrageous. Stop being lazy.
I can't even sign in even with the right email and password. It just say I have the wrong credentials
It does the exact same thing as a clicker. It is just another way for companies to siphon money from already poor college students. Make this free or else what is the point. Also crashes
Doesn't work 1/5
Garbage, as to be expected by school enforced programs 1/5
So the program was already bad before. It had exploits, one of which allowed students to send the top hat coding to others. However with the recent update this is no longer possible and requires location services to be on. For some reason, on my android device it also takes a hold of my Bluetooth, which I'm assuming is for location tracking services. This is a violation of privacy to have to give the app location, and to add onto that it also adds data fees to turn the location on and makes it very difficult for wifi enabled devices to be unable to track location. Not only that but the app is so poorly coded anyone with some decent programming skills could easily modify it to work from far away with location services on.
Oh and the glitches are bountiful in his app. For example I'd take attendance and the number menu constant pops up and off meaning I cannot type the number or passcode in, and if I try, it gets deleted. Not to mention forgetting to show existing classrooms, typing not registering into the system, and improperly logging students into the system (leaving absences when the student was there).
Altogether I could have programmed a much better system for campus for free. For universities looking to use a great program, set your own tech department to do it or buy a better program. Top Hat is a scam and a shame to the tech industry and only leaves a sour taste in students' mouths.
Very Laggy 1/5
By Sport pro
This app is very unstable and lags. It is also missing a lot of features that should be included in an app that displays textbooks.
Works well 4/5
We have only been using this app for a couple of weeks but it has worked well for us. Personally I like kahoot better as it makes it an anonymous competition.
Product so bad Professor quit using at semester, won't refund. 1/5
Just DISGUSTING. Their product was dysfunctional EVERY week.
Product was so bad the Professor quit using at semester, and Top Hat wouldn't refund the second semester access cost until I threatened to bring the whole 200 person class in on it too.
They are out to get you, and to take your money. That's their #1 goal, as their customer service team showed me.
By Overcast Fan
So bad that our professor had to switch to a different product.
Tophat Review 2017 2/5
By 2017 Grad
Not very user friendly especially on windows. The navigation of the courses could use some improvement. Still recommend blackboard to do my online courses.
Compatibility needs work 3/5
This is my first semester using the app. I have had no issues on my iPhone 6s but many of my class mates to the disgust of my teacher have been seeing some formatting issues on multiple choice questions, and sometimes the choices don't display at all on certain iPhones / androids
Does the job 4/5
It does all the things it's supposed to do. I think it's even better than the pc platform.
If you have to take a course that uses top hat the app isn't a bad option.
Wast of my money 1/5
Had to buy this basically so my professor could take attendance. BS
Works well 4/5
Use this in most of my classes, clean interface and works well. I'm just not a fan of the new logo at all.
Required to buy this for class. It's buggy and extremely expensive and most professors gave up using it for anything besides attendance because it simply doesn't work. Biggest waste of $75 ever. So upset.
I updated to the newest version, I opened it once and it worked. Now every time I open it back up, it doesn't launch anymore. This app keeps crashing. I tried deleting and redownloading and the same process reoccurs.
In the Classroom 3/5
By Yoda GT
I can see the viability of it over a clicker as it allows response feedback and can easily do assignments on it. Good realtime feedback. I would suggest that you create an option for teachers that is a one click option such as a check-box that gives the option of 1) make student/class answers reviewable at all times. It is nice that it is $24 but if, keeping the price, you could access a quiz generator outlet for questions and assignments created by the teacher, top hat would be much more effective outside of class
A textbook on the go right in the palm of your hand!
Not the best app 2/5
The app works okay for class. It was required for my class this semester. It's $24 for the cheapest subscription in order for the app to be useful. This was the cheapest subscription I could get. The subscription doesn't even last the entire semester. This was quite expensive for what the use of this app was. Attendance and participation are the only viable uses of this app. There's nothing special about this app. Professor had a medical leave and tried to get the classes money back, but the company refused. Felt like a waste of a $24 subscription.
this is a very stupid app 1/5
By FK Top Hat
this is a very very very stupid app. It need pay. Cost a money. And teacher are required in class. But the most stupid thing is when I need put code in. The app can not open. So I be count as absent. It always happen.
How much is Top Hat bribing schools to use this crap? 1/5
This app serves no extra functionality than an iclicker or other devices. However, for $25, you don't even get to sell it at the end of the semester or use it again without re-paying.
The app itself is buggy. The severs can't handle real time responses, questions and answers don't get submitted on time.
This app serves just as a novelty for out of touch educators that insist on incorporating "new" technology, even if disrupts more than aids.
One professor insists on stopping class 4 times in a single lecture to take attendance.
Most students have learned to game the system, text messaging codes to friends.
Screw you Top Hat. You only made my life as a student even more bothersome and expensive.
Top Hat joins the ranks of other scummy businesses, like textbook publishers, that don't make money because of a quality product, but because educators require its use. Pay the money for inferior merchandise or fail.
I hate this app. It crashes, drains battery, has disappeared off my phone and caused me to lose points in my class that uses this. Just use a clicker if you're a professor please.
Top Hat review 5/5
I quite like it. It really helps my learning.
Crashes. Gradbook function not working. 1/5
By No ndndbbdbdndndnxbxj
Crashes occasionally. Grade-book function hasn't worked for months.
Versatile high school and college app 5/5
User interface is intuitive and registration is easy. Would highly recommend as a platform for teaching in junior high, high school, and college courses. Allows instructors to write their own questions and get immediate feedback. All in all a great platform.
Great service but why can't I run my lecture from phone? 3/5
Works well, good support but I would really like processor functions enabled on phone, and two factor authentication as well. FIDO?
very nice 5/5
Hope your professor doesn't make you buy this 1/5
Everything this app has can be done on a free platform or can be provided by a platform a school uses free of charge. Literally, just adding to the cost students pay.
Sometimes answering questions can be a problem, it becomes frozen or slow.
Keeps crashing 1/5
worst app support 1/5
takes a couple days for them to get back to you via email
Good app 5/5
This service works well at my school and the app is easy to use.
Top Hat 1/5
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.
Needs Slide Over Support in iPad Pro 3/5
This app is okay, but there are some thins that need improvement. First of all, the cost is a bit pricy. Second, make this app support slide over and split view on the iPad Pro.
By Boss Ruten
Should have push notifications
Better alternative to a text book 5/5
For those who have never taken chemistry in high school, this online text is perfect!