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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 2:

Date Time Venue
14th January 2022 1000 to 1200 Online via Collaborate
25th February 2022 1000 to 1200 Online via Collaborate
18th March 2022 1000 to 1200 Online via Collaborate
22nd April 2022 1000 to 1200 Online via Collaborate

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.

Self-paced course

The material from the tutor-led Introduction to Top Hat course has been used to create a self-paced course. The self-paced course is hosted in Top Hat itself to allow you to experience it as a student and interact with some of the features of the system.

While the course covers the same material as the tutor-led course, it is able to go into slightly more detail than is possible in the time allowed for the taught course. As a student on the course you are able to choose your own path through the material.

The link to the course is provided below. Please note that, due to the nature of the roles in Top Hat, you should not access this link when you are logged in with a University account. Instead right click on the link and open the page in a private or incognito browsing window. Once on the course landing page, click on Enter as a Guest to access the course.

Self-paced Introduction to Top Hat course

[NOTE: right click on the link and open in a private or incognito window]

Training workbook

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

Introduction to Top Hat (EASE login required)

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: