Introduction to Top Hat
Top Hat - A New Electronic Voting System (EVS) for the University of Edinburgh
A new web-based system, called Top Hat, will be introduced in Summer 2015. This is a fully featured, modular system where staff can choose how much functionality they wish to see and use for each course they teach on.
Electronic voting systems allow lecturers to add question and answer activities to lecture sessions to support interactivity and engagement with large groups.
Top Hat offers more questions types - up to six to choose from - as well as out of class activities, discussion channels, file sharing and gamification through a player vs player tournament mode.