Professor: Downloading the Presentation Tool on a USB (Windows)
Top Hat’s Presentation Tool is a desktop application that has been designed to “float” inconspicuously over your favourite presentation software. This article will walk you through how to download the Presentation Tool onto a USB key for use on Windows computers, but if you'd like a full overview of this great presentation option, please see here: Professor: Using the Presentation Tool (New Top Hat) or Professor: Using the Presentation Tool in Your Lectures (Old Top Hat)
If you do not have administrative rights to install programs on the computer in your classroom, you can download the Presentation Tool to a USB. Windows users will need to download the USB-specific version of the tool which does not require administrative rights as it doesn’t install the application. This option is ideal if you’re teaching in a podium computer with limited user access.
To begin, log into your Top Hat account on the computer you'd like to download the Presentation Tool to. Then access your Courses page by clicking on the Top Hat icon or arrow in the upper left hand corner next to your course name and join code.
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This will take you to your Courses page where you'll want to click where it says Tools & Apps in the top header. This will take you to the page in which you can download the Presentation Tool, by simply clicking on the Download button to the right.
Simply click where it says Tool here to begin downloading the file onto your computer. Placing this file onto a USB key will allow the use of the USB Presentation Tool on Windows based computers.
Once downloaded and located on your USB key you can connect the USB key to your classroom computer and launch your Presentation Tool directly from the USB key! Again, additional information on using this feature in your lectures can be found here: Professor: Using the Presentation Tool (New Top Hat) or Professor: Using the Presentation Tool in Your Lectures (Old Top Hat)
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