Setting Up Top Hat 

  • First, create your own account with Top Hat. Enter your email, school (University of Denver) and create a profile.  
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  • Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on setting up an instructor account. 

 Adding Students to your Top Hat course: 

  • Students must first purchase a Top Hat subscription. Students purchase subscriptions to use Top Hat in an unlimited number of courses at $22 for 4 months, $34 for 12 months, $65 for the student’s career. Students can purchase subscriptions online directly from Top Hat for the reduced price or at the DU bookstore for a slightly increased price.  
  • Step-by-step instructions on adding students to your course 
  • Once students have a Top Hat subscription, they can be added to the course in the following ways: 

Training and Support: 

  • Contact and receive a one-on-one training session from the Top Hat team by emailing DU’s Top Hat account director, Oliver Richardson ( 
  • Alternatively, you can access direct Top Hat support clicking the question mark button in the top right-hand corner of the page.
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  • From this page, you can view self-paced help Educator resources, like: 

(Please note: in order to view the help articles above, you must be logged into your Top Hat account.) 




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