To add Top Hat to your course, follow the steps in these guides:
You may find these guides to be useful:
To assign or present your content, see the following:
Add the statement below to the required technologies section of your syllabus.
If your instructor uses Top Hat, the Iowa State University Book Store will add it to your required course materials list. You will need to purchase a Top Hat license from the Iowa State University Book Store or through the Top Hat website before you will be able to access the Top Hat course materials. By ordering through the ISU Book Store you can use your Student Financial Aid account (U-Bill) to purchase the license(s).
A Top Hat Classroom license covers all courses that use Top Hat for the duration of the license period and is available in the following options:
Note: Premium Top Hat Marketplace content (textbook) licenses must be purchased separately for each class in which they are used and will be listed as a separate item in your required course materials list.
If you purchase a Top Hat license through the ISU Book Store, you will receive a redemption code that needs to be converted into a Top Hat access key prior to use on the Top Hat website. To redeem your code go to www.isubookstore.com/redeem. For help in completing this process, read the Top Hat article on redeeming bookstore codes.
To create a Top Hat account, you will need the Top Hat Join Code provided by Top Hat or your instructor.
To create an account:
Note: You must sign up with your Iowa State e-mail for your scores to be properly recorded.
For help creating an account visit the student section of Iowa State University – Single Sign-On Account Setup.
If you already have a Top Hat account, you can join a Top Hat course using one of the following methods:
To access Top Hat, use a …
See the Student: Checking Grades article for guidance on how to see the results of your submissions.
Attend one of the synchronous webinars or view a recorded video produced by Top Hat.
All Iowa State instructors can use the Top Hat platform for free. If you decide to use Top Hat, inform the Iowa State University Book Store, per Section 184.108.40.206 of the Faculty Handbook (for documentation, see the Faculty Handbook page), so the Top Hat license can be added to your required course materials list.
Student licenses are available through the Iowa State Book Store or through the Top Hat website. By ordering through the Iowa State Book Store, students can use their Student Financial Aid to purchase the license. Learn more about students’ cost for using Top Hat on the Audience Engagement for Students page.
Top Hat uses your ISU netID and password to log in.
Schedule an online consultation with Top Hat representative Oliver Richardson, through the Online Scheduling webpage or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications being updated include Canvas, Webex, Top Hat, WileyPlus, Redshelf, Immediate Access Course Materials, and UDOIT.
Students are now provided with lifetime access to a read-only copy of any textbook they purchase through Top Hat. With this feature, students have continued access to the textbooks they have purchased even after their
Vvirtual classroom features will be enabled in Top Hat to provide additional options for remote delivery. Effective September 30, 2020.
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