I have worked with a number of Faculty of Arts instructors to introduce the use of TopHat into their classrooms. The easiest way to think about TopHat is as a way to allow a student’s cellphone to act as a clicker. It can be a useful tool for gauging the attentiveness and understanding of students, taking attendance, and administering quizzes in real time inside the classroom environment. TopHat allows for a variety of quiz formats and provides instructors with tools to automatically mark quizzes and deliver immediate feedback.
I will be giving a TopHat workshop as a part of a Lunch and Learn series the Learning Technologies Coaches program is creating for the Faculty of Arts later in the Fall Semester. In the meantime, if you are interested in working with TopHat in your classroom, or planning to use it in the Winter, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will do what I can to assist you.
For those of you using TopHat in your classrooms, here is the Student Guide to TopHat.
Mike Webster–Learning Tech Coach (Arts)