Top Hat is a student engagement platform that professors use inside and outside of the classroom. Top Hat provides a lecture tool that tracks attendance, asks questions, features interactive slides, and manage classroom discussions. Outside of the classroom, the platform features an InteractiveText platform where professors can adopt, customize, or create content for their courses.

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If you need assistance getting started (or transitioning from TurningPoint to Top Hat), make an appointment by contacting a member from the clicker team.

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Webinars, Tutorials & Guides on Polling Pedagogically

User Guides

  • TurningPoint 8 Instructor Manual [pdf]

Best Practices

  • Applying Learning Theories with Turning Point [html]
  • 4 Steps to Integrate Turning Point into your Lecture [html]
  • 9 Pedagogies You Need to Know for Student Success [pdf]
  • 12 Ways to Ask Effective Questions [pdf]
  • Importance of Tracking Student Attendance [pdf]
  • Writing Fill in the Blank/Short Answer Questions [pdf]
  • Writing Multiple Choice Questions [pdf]
  • Blog on diverse methods in utilizing response systems  [html]
  • Case studies on applications of response systems [html]
  • Guide to the Effective use of Clickers in Teaching at UBC [html]
  • Preventing Academic Integrity Violations with Clickers at UA [html]


  • Gamification and Demographics with TurningPoint [video]
  • Register for TurningPoint Training Webinars [html]
  • Featured Distinguished Faculty Webinars [html]


  • Turning Point Quick Video Tutorials [html]
  • PowerPoint Polling Competitions [video]
  • PowerPoint Polling Word Cloud [video]
  • Team Based Learning [video]  Getting Started with TBL [html] The Science of Teams [html]