Top Hat Intro Courses

The best way to teach Introduction to Public Speaking

Everything you need to help students learn. Interactive textbook, lecture slides, assignments and more—all on one platform.

Textbooks alone are not effective

Top Hat Intro Courses seamlessly combine interactive textbooks, lectures, quizzes and assignments to deliver the most comprehensive teaching experience ever—all on one platform.

Know where your students are struggling before class starts

  • Deploy interactive readings and assignments and check for completion before class begins
  • Identify challenging concepts via automated student progress reports
  • Save time on course prep with pre-built lecture slides—make informed adjustments to upcoming classes with simple authoring and editing tools

Create an engaging in-class environment

  • Leverage students’ devices to take attendance, launch discussions and administer questions
  • Gauge student understanding on the spot and course-correct in real time to reinforce difficult concepts
  • Enjoy improved engagement levels—every student can participate and have a voice

Keep the learning going

  • Provide pre-made chapter summaries and expansive study guides to reinforce concepts
  • Take advantage of pre-built assignments that are automatically graded
  • Use student progress reports to intervene with those who are struggling
How to Buy

Effective Public Speaking textbook is only

$77 per

$140+ value*

It includes:
  • Full use of the Top Hat platform at no extra charge
  • Lifetime access to the Effective Public Speaking textbook
  • Unlimited use of Top Hat for other courses for four months

*Compared to McGraw Hill The Art of Public Speaking, 13th Edition Lucas & Connect

Top Hat is free for professors

Why this works for public speaking

Public speaking courses are meant to equip students with the tools and techniques they need to captivate an audience. However, student engagement in these classes, especially large forums, can be challenging—many students fear public speaking, which can result in lackluster participation rates and low grades.

Top Hat Intro Course for Public Speaking uses interactive video solutions and specialized content to address anxiety around public speaking, as well as emphasize competence, confidence and practical skill development. Professors can effectively teach large classes while imparting students with real world skills that will benefit them throughout their academic and professional careers.

Everything in this course

Effective Public Speaking Griffin et al.

  • Interactive audio and video submission tools help professors deliver this course in a large scale format
  • Approachable to students across all disciplines and academic years; fully customizable textbook fits any professor’s needs
  • Speech videos feature real students instead of actors

Instructor Guide

  • In-depth guide helps professors prepare for class

Pre-Built Assessments and Resources

  • Quizzes and chapter-specific homework sets with auto- grading capabilities allow for frequent assessments
  • Pre-made lecture slides and in-class polls, discussion questions and activities save time on class prep

Student-Friendly Learning Tools

  • Rollover definitions and a comprehensive glossary encourage student learning at the time of reading
  • End-of-chapter summaries support student retention
  • Study guides help students prepare for speech presentations

Student Insight Reports

  • Weekly reports on student performance provide professors with a comprehensive view of every student’s progress

LMS Compatibility

  • Import grades easily to your learning management system

“Any instructor will tell you that finding the right textbook is hard. You use maybe 60 percent of what’s in it and then you have to supplement with other materials. A teacher should adopt technology not because it makes their life easier, but because it makes student learning better.

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