Top Hat Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Top Hat

Top Hat is the end-to-end higher education teaching platform

3.68/5 (25 reviews)

Top Hat Pricing

Starting from: $30.00

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Top Hat is free for professors.

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Top Hat Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • It's clean, sleek, and really user-friendly. Also, I like how Top Hat is device-friendly; their mobile app is great.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • My professors who use Top Hat are VERY comfortable with it and seem to maximize its potential. Top Hat is easy for me to use, and it's evidently really easy for my professors to use.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • It is very easy to use and reliable. I used this for class and it was easy to set up a question and for students to answer it.Patrick Z.Read the full review
Cons
  • Awful service, awful and sassy customer service, overall just disappointed. Sad I had to pay for this through my wallet and my GPA.Dylan S.Read the full review
  • The cost is insane for something that is essentially an iClicker. The location-dependent attendance code input has consistently been terrible.Jim C.Read the full review
  • When free options are available on the market, it is a shame that this company swindles instructors.Jim C.Read the full review
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6 reviewers had the following to say about Top Hat's pricing:

Anonymous

A great medium

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2019-04-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Top Hat is easy to use for both professors and students. During lectures, one can connect with other students; and professors can evaluate students’ knowledge on the topics discussed. This is great as it happens in real time and is easy to use. Top Hat app is accessible through multiple devices, which enables everyone to utilize it using a variety of mediums. I personally use it on my iPad.

Cons
Not much to dislike about Top Hat, however, the hardware options could be cheaper.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Sarah Humphrey

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Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-10-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pretty impressed so far but would like to see some small changes in the future

Pros
It’s easy to use. Support is there when you need it.

Cons
The cost. They should lower the cost for this software

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Angie Escob

badly flawed and expensive

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-10-19
Review Source: Capterra

Top Hat breaks or disconnects all the time. We all hate this thing. It's really expensive.

Pros
Ability to use phones can use my laptop in class

Cons
Interface is buggy my grades don't show up in blackboard and canvas. I have to complain to the professor every week to get my grades corrected. my friend dropped the class because of this program. students who don't show up to lecture are still answering quiz questions -- so what's the point? really expensive. why am I paying for software when the university already has a program that does this stuff?

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Anonymous

It works, but isn't the most cost effective solution

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Students answer questions in real time and the percentages of what answers were chosen can then be displayed.

Cons
As a student who had to use the software, the cost can be annoying. You have to pay based on how long you think you'll need the software, which you won't always know if you're not sure whether future classes will use the software. For example, you might decide to pay for 1 years use because it's "cheaper" over time, but you only ended up having a class use it for 3 months. So you wasted money paying for the rest of the subscription and the company gets more money from struggling college students. And of course, the opposite could happen where you pay for 1 quarter, then another classes uses it and you'd have to pay for it again. Before Top Hat came along, iClicker was the more commonly used tech and does the same job. With iClicker, you only had to pay one time for the remote and then you could sell the remote to another student, which was much more cost effective for students.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Jim Chen

When free options are available on the market, it is a shame that this company swindles instructors

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-07-17
Review Source: Capterra

The customer service, in my limited experience, has been great. However, I really hate that I had to pay for something like this when it was in no ways innovative and when so many free competitors exist.

Pros
Simplistic design that is easy to navigate

Cons
The cost is insane for something that is essentially an iClicker. The location-dependent attendance code input has consistently been terrible. This company swindles instructors into forcing their students to buy the product, by making it a required component of the course marks.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Tess Santoro

Not good

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-09-08
Review Source: Capterra

The software itself is a very good idea. Cannot get over the fact that it does not explain things in-depth very well, and the amount of blatant errors is astounding.

Pros
Easy to use in class, and the overall accessibility is good.

Cons
SO MANY TYPOS AND GRAMMATICAL ERRORS. "Loose" instead of "lose"? "Wenn" instead of "when"? "Less" instead of "fewer"?? Incomplete sentences, and many many many more issues ranging from awkward phrasing, to homophone misuse, to use of "words" that are not even a part of the English language (such as my earlier example, "wenn" was literally in this published educational textbook. I expect literally the bare minimum (correct English grammar and spelling) from an expensive, high level, educational publication, and I couldn't even get that.

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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