Top Hat Classroom/Audience Response System

General Information

The Top Hat Classroom/Audience Response System is a 100% web-based solution that offers professors and presenters the ability to interact with face-to-face and online audience members via web-enabled devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, etc.). The system is primarily used in course-related scenarios, but can also be used for meetings, special events, and more. Additionally, the system offers the ability to author, adopt, and assign interactive electronic textbooks, course notes, question packs, slide decks, handouts, and other Open Educational Resources (OER) to students.

For a detailed description and overview of the system, costs, and more, please visit the home for professors and staff (presenters) or students.

Top Hat can be accessed at


Presenters: Faculty, Teaching Assistants, and Staff

Participants: Licensed students and general audiences


There is no cost for Faculty, Teaching Assitants, or Staff to use the system.

Students using the system as part of a course are required to purchase a license and set up an account. A standard one-year license costs $25. This license can be used in any and all courses that the student is enrolled in for a period of 365 days from the date that the license is first entered into the system. CMED students are provided with a multi-year license as part of their ovreall tuition and fees.

Related Service, Training, and Support Links

Blackboard Learning Management System

Top Hat Classroom/Audience Response System: Home Page for Professors and Staff (Presenters)

Top Hat Classroom/Audience Response System: Student Information and Tutorial Home Page

IT Technology Awareness and Training Team

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