Top Hat - Help & Support for Students


Top Hat is an online system that staff can use to assign teaching and learning activities for you to access either live and/or asynchronously. Top Hat can also be used to deliver summative and formative assessments.

Staff can set different types of questions (e.g. multiple choice, fill in the blanks) and discussion topics within Top Hat and assign these for you to complete. Students respond via a web browser or app on their own device.

Students need to create a University of Leeds Top Hat account before they can take part in activities that use Top Hat.

How do I create a Top Hat account?

Guidance on creating a Top Hat account can be found on the Digital Education Systems Help website, see the How to create a Top Hat student account guide for a written or video tutorial.

Get help and guidance

The Digital Education Systems Help website contains a library of user guides (step-by-step how-to guides and video tutorials) to help you use Top Hat. You can also search the Digital Education Systems Help website for answers to questions you have relating to Top Hat.

Go to Student Top Hat Guides 

Additional support

If you are having technical issues using Top Hat or have questions that aren't answered by the published guides and FAQ's on the Digital Education Systems Help website you can also access support via the IT Service Desk (this website) by logging a request for support using the Log a general Request form, or report something broken using the Log an Incident form.