As you may know, we’re running a campus-wide pilot with Top Hat for their student response and engagement tool this semester. Representatives from the company will be on campus this week and will hold a lunch and learn on Wednesday, February 12 from 11:30-1:30pm. Lunch will be provided.
Top Hat allows for participation and real-time feedback from your students using the device of their choice while you lecture. It empowers you to steer your lectures in the right direction and engage the students more efficiently. Top Hat works with Powerpoint so that you never need to leave your slides or waste time wondering if that concept you just covered stuck; find out immediately if you’ve achieved student comprehension of your important course topics. Additionally, Top Hat has tools which enable you to ask out of class questions which can be answered in between lectures. Because Top Hat integrates directly with the Blackboard grade Center, you can use all of the tools for participation grades, quizzes, lecture prep or exam review. This software is essential for large classes and is ideal for any course where you’re looking for new and effective ways to engage with your students.
The software for you and all of your students is free this semester and we strongly encourage anyone interested to please come, have lunch with us and see the demo. For those interested but unable to attend this Wednesday, please reach out to us directly and we’ll make arrangements for a personal or small group demo.