Information Services

Adding yourself to a course as a student

There are two ways that you may be invited by your lecturer to join a Top Hat course. You may also be added automatically to a course if your Top Hat course is linked to a Learn course.

Note: Before attempting to enrol on a course by either of these means, you should first create your account in Top Hat.

1. By course code

Each Top Hat course has a unique six digit code that the lecturer can either send to you in advance of your first class or can display to the class.

You can search for the course using the code from the Lobby once logged into Top Hat. The details of how to do so vary slightly depending on how you are accessing Top Hat.

From a web browser

1. If you are not already in the Lobby, click on the cross in the top left corner of the screen.

2. In the Lobby, click on the Join Course button.

3. Enter the course code into the search box. The course details should appear beneath the search box.

4. If the details are correct, click on the course name followed by Join Course to add yourself to the course.

5. You will be taken into the course - if you are doing this outside of a class or lecture it is likely that there will be no content displayed.

From the iOS or Android app

1. If you are not already in the Lobby (course list), tap on the back arrow (Android) or My Courses (iOS) in the top left corner of the screen.

2. In the Lobby, tap on the + symbol (Android) or Add Course button (iOS) at the bottom of your course list.

3. Enter the course code into the search box. The course details should appear beneath the search box.

4. Tap on the course name (Android) and then on the Enroll button to add yourself to the course.

5. You will be taken into the course - if you are doing this outside of a class or lecture it is likely that there will be no content displayed.

2. By email invitation

Lecturers can add student emails to Top Hat and send out a bulk email join request. If you receive an email for a course you are studying on then:

1. Click the Join Course button at the top of the email.

2. If you are not already logged in, you will be taken to your university login page. Login with your normal University username and password.

3. You will be taken to the course. Click on the Enroll button to confirm your enrolment.

Automatic enrolment on courses

In addition to the two manual enrolment methods detailed above, you may be automatically enrolled onto Top Hat courses. This only occurs if:

  1. You have already created a Top Hat account.
  2. Your Top Hat course has been linked with a course on Learn that you are enrolled on. If courses are linked between Learn and Top Hat then tutors can pull the roster of students from Learn and add them to the Top Hat course.

Related Links

Creating a Top Hat Student Account