Top Hat for Faculty & Staff

Top Hat integrates with Canvas to seamlessly help you in the classroom and beyond.

Top Hat allows you to:

Foster collaboration, critical thinking, and community by posing questions and discussion prompts students can answer on any device.

Keep your students engaged with 14 question types, including click-on-target, word answer, and multiple-choice, and immediately see how they’re responding.

Make homework a learning experience with interactive assignments and multimedia. Formative and summative assessments put students’ knowledge to the test.

Automate attendance in any in-person or online course and get instant insights to help at-risk students.

Instructor Resources

verify and merge top hat screen

NOTE: If you already have a Top Hat account and need to merge it with TXST's (Single Sign-On/SSO) Top Hat account, the pop-up shown above will appear.


  1. To verify the account merge, enter Texas State University in the School field.
  2. Enter the Top Hat Account Email and Top Hat Password associated with your previous account.
  3. Click Merge Top Hat Account with SSO.
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Top Hat FAQs

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