Student: Android App Submissions

This is awesome! It looks like you have installed the Android Top Hat App on your phone, and you're ready to learn how to use it to respond to Top Hat questions. The app will turn any Android device you own into a powerful learning tool, and it's simple to use! 

1. Quick Start

2. Multiple Choice

3. Word Answer

4. Numeric Answer

5. Matching

6. Sorting

7. Click on Target

8. Support

If you're just starting, first we recommend taking a quick peak at our Android Orientation.

Quick Start

To start using the app, first you have to be registered with a Top Hat account. Here is a Support Page which will walk you through the process of creating an account and enrolling in your course, if you haven't done so already. 

Once you are enrolled, you simply need to go to the "Lecture" or "Homework" section of the app to view active content. Majority of the questions asked in class will be under Lecture, however the questions work the same regardless of their 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 the material.

Multiple Choice

The most common kind 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.


Word Answer

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. 

Numeric Answer

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 set list of items on the left side of the screen. 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 move options on the right, click and hold the grey icon (three horizontal lines) beside the option, until the option is highlighted blue. Then move it beside the item from the list on the left that you would like it to be matched with. 


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 is if they want you to rank the value of different items. 


To move the item, just click and hold it until it is highlighted blue. Then move it to the desired spot in the list. Easy!

Click on Target

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: "Clear" and "Undo". Clear 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. The last step is to double check the spots placed on the image from the main screen, and click the blue "Submit" button to send your final response. 


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;