Student: iOS App Submissions (Version 4.x and earlier)
Thank you for installing our iOS application. Using this app, you are able to participate fully in class all through the app! This guide will give a quick walkthrough of how to answer the various question types you will run into in class. After reading this, you will be ready for anything.
1. Quick Start
3. Word Answer
If you have just downloaded our iOS app, we recommend taking a quick glance at our introductory guide.
To begin, please ensure that you have registered for a Top Hat student account on our website: www.tophat.com. If you have not done so, click here for a quick walkthrough on account creation and course enrollment.
Once you are enrolled in your course, sign into the app with your account credentials, which will take you to your course lobby. From here you can access your account settings, contact support or add additional courses. When in class, make sure you are accessing the correct course!
Once you are in your course, you will be automatically placed into the lecture tab. This is where questions will appear when asked in class. To access homework or review questions, tournaments, offline mode or your gradebook, simply select the three horizontal bars on the upper left-hand side and click on the appropriate section.
There will be a red notification beside the specific section, indicating the number of active items. Once you enter a section, you can click the boxes icon in the top right-hand corner to see a list of all active material. From the list, simply click the item you would like to view. You can also swipe left or right on your screen to go through this open material.
The most common type of questions asked are multiple choice questions. These are simple; you just need to choose your desired response and click the blue "Submit" button. There is a small icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen that you can use if you would like to hide the answer you submitted.
This is another common type of question asked by professors. They are fairly straight-forward, you just have to type a word response to the question. It will look very similar to Numeric Answer questions, but above the text box it is labelled as "Word Answer", meaning you can only submit text. Again, once you type your answer, be sure to click the blue "Submit" button.
Note: Word answer questions are very specific, so make sure you spell the word correctly, there are no extra characters, and no spaces before or after the word.
These questions are similar to Word Answer questions, but above the text box they will be labelled "Numeric Answer" instead. These questions are very precise, although your professor may choose to add a tolerance, so make sure you enter the exact answer. Also remember to press "Submit" afterwards.
Matching questions are super fun to use! You have a list of items on the right side of the application, and you have to match each item to their corresponding item in the other column. But be careful! Your professor may choose to put some "dummy" variables on the right side, which have no matching counterpart on the left. Note: If there are a lot of variables on the right or left side, you may have to scroll down on the screen to see all options.
To answer matching questions, simply click and hold down the option you wish to match and drag it over the corresponding option in the other column. Once done, the matched pair will go under the "Matched" section at the top of your screen. At any point you can un-match options by clicking on them under the "matched" section. Remember to click "Submit" after you have chosen all your matches.
Sorting questions are very similar to matching questions, except you are not pairing items. In this case, you click and drag the items so they are in a specific order. One scenario your professor may use this question for is if they want you to rank the value of different items.
To move the item, just click and hold, then move it to the desired spot in the list. Easy!
These are our most interesting types of questions and we're sure you'll enjoy seeing them in your class! The idea is your professor will post some sort of image, and they want you to click a certain part of the picture.
To start, click on the image that appears with the question. A new screen will pop-up, which will let you place "spots" on the picture. You can exit this new screen at any time by clicking the "X" in the top left-hand corner, but the spots you placed will not be saved. Your professor can choose how many spots you are allowed to click, so in some cases you can place many dots, and in others you will only be allowed one.
In the top right-hand corner of the screen, you will see two other buttons: "Trashcan Symbol" and "Undo Symbol". The trash can symbol will erase all of the spots on the image, whereas Undo will delete the last dot you placed. After you are done, click the grey "Submit" button in the bottom right-hand corner to save your current selections.
If you need any support, we've got you covered. The easiest way to get in touch with us is to click Support at the bottom left-hand corner of your screen (when logged into your Top Hat Account) or click the 'Submit a Request' button in the top right-hand corner of this screen. You can also drop us a line; firstname.lastname@example.org.