Professor: Syllabus Information

Most professors choose to include a short introduction to Top Hat on their course syllabus. This ensures the students have all the information they require to access your Top Hat course and (in an ideal world) limits the number of questions students will have! Feel free to adapt the following blurb to meet your needs and include it on your syllabus:

Top Hat

We will be using the Top Hat ( classroom response system in class. You will be able to submit answers to in-class questions using Apple or Android smartphones and tablets, laptops, or through text message.  

You can visit the Top Hat Overview ( within the Top Hat Success Center which outlines how you will register for a Top Hat account, as well as providing a brief overview to get you up and running on the system.

An email invitation will be sent to you by email, but if don’t receive this email, you can register by simply visiting our course website: Unique Course URL
Note: our Course Join Code is XXXXXX

Top Hat will require a paid subscription, and a full breakdown of all subscription options available can be found here:

Should you require assistance with Top Hat at any time, due to the fact that they require specific user information to troubleshoot these issues, please contact their Support Team directly by way of email (, the in app support button, or by calling 1-888-663-5491.


  • for your unique course URL, when logged into your Top Hat course, simply copy and paste the URL address in the address bar

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  • as indicated by the image below, your Course Join Code can be found under your course name in the upper left hand corner of your course

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  • if you are teaching different courses or sections with Top Hat you’ll want to ensure you modify this blurb for each of your courses
  • the email invitation referenced above refers to the email invitation sent from your course Student Manager - for additional information and instructions on inviting your students to your course please see here: Student Manager


Should you require further assistance with Top Hat, our Support Team is here to help! You can contact us directly by way of email (, the in app support button, the red Can’t find what you are looking for? Ask Support! banner at the bottom of this page, or calling us at 1-888-663-5491.