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Indiana University School of Medicine

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Top Hat

Brief description/overview 

Top Hat is a student response system and comprehensive teaching platform that instructors can use to engage students both within and outside of the classroom with interactive slides, graded questions, customized content, videos, discussions, and polls. Students use smartphones, tablets, laptops, or ordinary cell phones to participate in Top Hat activities 

Audience that uses it 

Top Hat can be used by all IU faculty and students for teaching and learning within the IU School of Medicine. 


Top Hat is a web-based system, available to IU users with modern browsers, mobile devices and an internet connection.  

Top Hat

Contact for assistance 

Instructors needing Top Hat assistance may contact Erich Bauer of the Educational Technology team:  

Links to How-To docs 

Create an IU Top Hat account: 

Top Hat Instructor Guide: