Professor: What is a course join code and where can I find mine?

Each Top Hat course has a unique identifier, a 6-digit join code that differentiates your Top Hat course from any other courses. Your join code is presented to you when you first create your Top Hat course, but not to worry if you didn’t record it then as it is accessible for you under your course title in the upper left hand corner of your Top Hat course.

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If for any reason a student doesn’t receive the email invitation you send to them by way of your course Student Manager, they will need your course join code to enroll in your Top Hat course so we recommend including your join code on your course syllabus, website, or other class communications.

Once enrolled in your Top Hat course students will no longer require the join code. It is simply a unique identifier to assist them in locating and enrolling in your course at the beginning of the semester!

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.