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Details of upcoming central and site training for Top Hat

Centrally provided training

Introduction to Top Hat

Introductory training sessions for academic year 2021-22 will start in August. There will be four sessions held before the start of teaching. Sessions will then continue monthly until the end of teaching in April/May.

Please note that the introductory course is intended for users new to Top Hat but is open to all staff if they require a refresher.

The Introduction to Top Hat course will cover the basics of:

  • creating creating and organising content
  • presenting content
  • polling an audience
  • scheduling out of class activities - Homework and Review

Confirmed sessions for semester 1:

Date Time Venue
15th October 2021 1000 to 1200  Online via Collaborate
19th November 2021 1000 to 1200  Online via Collaborate
17th December 2021 1000 to 1200  Online via Collaborate

Confirmed sessions for semester 2:

  • To be confirmed

To book a place on one of the sessions please visit our event booking channel:

Introduction to Top Hat booking page

Or our learning technology web pages:

Learning Technology Training

For Top Hat training go to the Online Communities section.


Please note that centrally provided training sessions are usually held in our training facility in Argyle House on Lady Lawson Street:

Campus map showing location of Argyle House

However during the Covid-19 pandemic, all sessions will be held online in Collaborate.

Local on site training

Local training in Schools and campuses around the University can also be arranged, where you can gather 5 or more attendees. These are best held in a computer lab with projection facilities or a room where attendees can bring and use laptops. During the Covid-19 pandemic, these can also be held online.

If you would like to arrange a session please:

Training workbook

The workbook used in the training sessions is available from the IS Skills Development document catalogue.

Introduction to Top Hat (EASE login required)