Updated: Top Hat SMS submission now available!
Update: As of 9/8/2023, Top Hat SMS submission is now available again! If you have any questions, please respond to this email or contact email@example.com. Original Post: Top Hat’s SMS text message submission functionality is temporarily unavailable to students with US phone numbers due to new regulations around SMS messaging from application providers to users of […]
Teaching with Technology Survival Camp
January 11-14, 2022 Faculty bootcamps, hosted by VCU Online and VCU Academic Technologies have generated such great participation and faculty interest that they have teamed up again to offer a 4-day Teaching with Technology Survival Camp, January 11-14, 2022. The schedule includes a variety of workshops from in-house trainers in Academic Technologies and VCU […]
Top Hat is Free for VCU Students
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, […]
Holiday Webinars with Top Hat, prizes to be Won!
The holiday season is fast approaching and it is sure to be an interesting new year ahead. Just as Fall 2020 forced everyone out of their comfort zones into what has been referred to as the “new normal”, Spring 2021 is sure to have its own challenges. Top Hat wants to help not just in […]
Top Hat Training Opportunity
Justin Barreto from Top Hat will be hosting a faculty workshop focused on Top Hat`s Classroom Engagement tool. To register for this session, please visit: https://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=17606 The focus is to equip faculty to: Teach with flexibility using Virtual Classroom capabilities- live stream lectures, lecture recordings, instant messaging, remote proctoring & more Drive engagement with live interactive questions, […]
Top Hat on Campus Training
With the fall semester rapidly approaching, VCU Academic Technologies wants to make you aware of an opportunity for faculty to learn about using Top Hat in their classrooms. A Top Hat representative will be onsite August 20-22 to provide training for faculty. There are basic, advanced and Q&A sessions scheduled for all three days, to […]
Summer Top Hat Training Sessions
Academic Technologies has scheduled several Top Hat training sessions for faculty throughout the summer. These sessions will be led by a representative from Top Hat. Faculty can register for these sessions at: https://training.vcu.edu/ A link to join the online sessions will be emailed to the registrants approximately 1 week before the session. Face-to-face sessions will […]
Deadline for Transition From Turning Technologies
Beginning May 16, 2018, Turning Technologies will no longer be the supported Student Response System for VCU. Any classes using a student response system other than Top Hat, after May 16th, should contact the vendor for support. Visit our knowledge base for more information and resources.
Top Hat Student Response System Training Survey
Academic Technologies will be scheduling Top Hat training sessions for faculty and staff over the next few months. To assist with planning and scheduling, your input would be greatly appreciated. Please participate in this short survey. Turning Technologies and other Student Response Systems (SRS) will no longer be supported by VCU Technology Services after May 16, 2018. […]
Top Hat trainer on campus 2/27-3/2
VCU’s dedicated trainer from Top Hat, Patrick Fanizza, will be visiting our campus Tuesday (2/27) through Friday (3/2). He has a few available openings on Wednesday and Friday, so please take advantage of this is great opportunity to meet with him. Faculty can schedule individual or small group consultations, using this link: www.meetme.so/tophatpatrick. For additional Top Hat information, please refer to the VCU Classroom Student Response System knowledge […]