Top Hat Feature

Coming Soon: Community

Build a learning community, wherever learning takes place

Stay connected with your students, during and after class

When it comes to student success, community is everything. But even in the physical classroom, students can feel isolated and disconnected from their peers. That’s why we’re creating Top Hat Community, coming soon to our platform. With Community, students and faculty will get a single destination to chat, collaborate on assignments, and have more fun outside of class. Community helps every student feel like part of a vibrant learning community, wherever learning takes place.


of students said Community strengthened their connection with other students


of students said Community enhanced the sense of community in their class


Create a more social learning experience after class

Every student craves a sense of belonging. Make it so with a dedicated space that brings people together. Soon, you’ll be able to connect with students outside of class using live chat. They’ll be able to discuss the concepts you’re teaching, pose questions or react with their favorite emojis. You can also focus the conversation by dedicating channels to specific topics students can respond to at their convenience. The Top Hat Community app will even be able to help you share information and updates that your entire class can see, freeing up your inbox and keeping everyone on the same page.


Connect with your peers—anytime, anywhere

Some of the best parts of college life happen in between classes. With Community, you’ll be able to create private group channels to collaborate on projects, form study groups or just connect with fellow students. You’ll have the ability to pose questions to the whole class or send direct messages to your peers or professors and get answers in real time. Already using Top Hat in your course? Soon, you’ll get automatic access to Community, available via web browser or by downloading the Top Hat Community mobile app.

“Community allows me to be more responsive to my students. I am able to have richer conversations in real time rather than waiting for emails back and forth. The ability for students to share together in a common space is profound. We’ve done Giphy competitions on Community which encourages students to share their content creations. It’s been really entertaining for students and myself.”

Your all-in-one teaching solution

Community is part of Top Hat’s active learning platform, enabling professors to teach with engaging content, tools and activities in virtual, blended or face-to-face classrooms.