Beginning with the summer 2021 semester, access to the Top Hat active learning platform is free for all VCU students. Students must be currently enrolled in at least one credit-bearing course with a “student” affiliation. Top Hat will automatically issue a refund to students who purchased a subscription for Summer 2021 courses. For more information, please review the guides located here: For assistance, please email

Top Hat is available for use in Canvas courses via an LTI integration. Instructors interested in using Top Hat will need to add the tool to their courses in Canvas. For more information about using Top Hat with Canvas, and how to sync grades, please visit

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