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
This app has made the class room a little bit more fun and enjoyable.
By Yassin Moha
App comes in handy during lecture. Suggest you use it.
Good but too expensive 1/5
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
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
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.
Literally kahoot with a more complicated interface. Why any professor would utilize this is beyond me.
Poor quality for price 1/5
For $24, I expected a hell of a lot more than what I got.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Was alright wished I could edit slides with my finger and add my own notes.
Just connection issues 24/7
Needs notifications 4/5
It would be great to receive notifications every time a question popped up.
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
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
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
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
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
Very good App!!
Not well designed 2/5
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.
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.
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
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
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
Its essentially a fancy attendance-taker.
By Drew seymer
So much better than Clickers
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
It's very simple and highly recommend for college students!
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!!
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
Easy to use
Functions (but not well) 2/5
What the app does:
1. Displays slides
2. Takes attendance
3. Answers questions
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
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
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.
Consistently glitches during lecture-- gets stuck on or repeats a question
Works aight 5/5
By Gnoa Scott