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Classroom Response System ("Clickers")

Wesleyan supports Top Hat, a classroom response system that can assist faculty in turning their classroom into a more interactive, engaging space, and help them develop a pedagogy geared towards multimodal learning and assessment.  Top Hat empowers professors by turning students’ mobile devices into learning tools and building comprehension with customizable activities for work in the classroom, after class for homework, and as a study tool for tests and exams.  Faculty can get real-time feedback during classes to assist in conversational teaching styles or facilitate dynamic small-group work.  Pop quizzes in multiple styles can be composed ahead of time or on the fly, with results graded for a momentary knowledge check, as well as integrated into Moodle to come a permanent part of students' class grades.  Top Hat gives professors access to a repository of interactive textbooks, question packs, and discussion modules created by other faculty across the globe, and provides assistance for faculty wishing to develop their own content for this repository.  They also offer a concierge service to faculty, where Top Hat staff compose interactive lectures, tests, or modules using materials which faculty provide to them.  No physical "clickers" are used by students or faculty, who simply download the Top Hat app to their smartphone or tablet, or access their account via the web on their laptop.  With this easy, individualized access, Top Hat helps build a more interactive, collaborative space both inside of the classroom and out.

If you're interested in finding out more about Top Hat, please create a support ticket in Service Now and a member of our team will contact you shortly.