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  • This Task has been designed for use by Students, Faculty. For Students, Faculty

Pitt Information Technology and the University Center for Teaching and Learning are pleased to make Top Hat—a powerful class polling and student engagement tool—available to all University faculty and students at no cost. 

Top Hat allows instructors to quickly take attendance and engage students throughout lectures by asking them to respond to questions and discussion prompts using their own device.

In addition, Top Hat enables faculty to:

  • Create homework or assignments for students to complete outside of the classroom.
  • Adopt and assign digital textbooks, including free open educational resources.

Faculty who would like to learn more can register to attend an on-campus session with a Top Hat representative on Wednesday, Aug. 22 or view the Top Hat Quick Start Guide.

Please contact the University Center for Teaching and Learning if you have questions or would like to schedule a one-on one consultation.


Help Resources

University Center for Teaching and Learning Top Hat Overview
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