Getting started with Top Hat (Students)

Top Hat enables you to participate in real-time during classroom activities. You can use your own smartphone, tablet, laptop or even SMS-based cell phones. Plus, you can submit answers via text message or over WiFi. Since it is a web-based platform, activities can be completed during and outside of class.

How to get started with Top Hat: 

Student Quick Start Guide 

Top Hat Mobile App:

NOTE: UCalgary currently does not have the Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication process in place, so students will be required to create their Top Hat accounts manually, using their @ucalgary email addresses rather than personal email accounts (except for Continuing Education students.) Failure to do so may lead to access or grade syncing issues.

Where to get Help

Support for all users is provided by Top Hat and is available via these options:

  1. Clicking the Help button within the application
  2. Visiting the Top Hat support site (Live Chat, Phone, Create Support Ticket)