Information Services

Electronic voting system

Top Hat is used to collect digital responses to questions from groups of students.

With Top Hat, questions are pushed to students’ web-enabled devices and these devices are then used to send back responses. These are then collated by Top Hat and can be displayed on the lecturer’s computer. Lecturers are no longer restricted to just multiple choice questions and can ask more open questions that require a student to construct an answer of their own.

Introduction to Top Hat

Top Hat - A New Electronic Voting System (EVS) for the University of Edinburgh

Top Hat for Staff

Information for Staff about Top Hat

Top Hat for Students

Information for Students about Top Hat


Details of upcoming central and site training for Top Hat

Help and Support

For help and advice on using Top Hat, please contact the IS Helpline.