Top Hat is an online assessment and polling tool, integrated with Minerva. Top Hat is integrated to allow syncing of Minerva module rosters and can send grades back to Minerva.
It is recommended you use the Minerva structure to name your course in Top Hat:
Year(Term) Subject Code/Module Code Module Name
E.g. 18/19 (02) CHEM1240 Fundamental Inorganic Chemistry
Staff must work through the following two steps:
Staff are only required to do this process once for each module they wish to sync.
Top Hat will be accessed from your Minerva module by users via the link that you are about to create. Please ensure Minerva is in Edit mode.
In Edit mode select Add Content from the content types menu and select Top Hat.
You need to add a name and description for your Top Hat item, these need to be something sensible that is meaningful to you and your students. Students will use this link to access all of the Top Hat tools in your Minerva module, e.g. surveys, quizzes, discussions so the name must be generic:
Complete the remaining settings:
The Top Hat link will now be available for use by yourself and students enrolled on your module. Students are required to create a student user account.
Click on your Top Hat link, you should be taken straight to the CONNECT YOUR COURSES option (below).
If not, please sign in to your Top Hat Professor account (using your University of Leeds credentials).
Select the Top Hat course you want to link to your module area in Minerva (modules for 19/20 will probably be at the bottom of the list), and click Connect. You should then be taken to the relevant Top Hat course page, and be presented with the following message:
From the YOUR COURSES page in Top Hat select the course you are syncing.
Click on your name in the top right hand corner of the screen and click the downward-pointing chevron. This should present you with the following drop-down menu.
Select Course Settings, and then click LMS Setup & Sync from within the course setting menu:
Under the LMS Sync heading, click the Run LMS sync button; this will import the students from Minerva.
If you receive the following error message the link to Minerva has timed out, please log out of Minerva, clear your browser cookies and log back in to the module in Minerva. Then click the Top Hat link.
If you are using Top Hat for a number of modules, you will need to follow all of these steps (1 to 2) to make the tool available in Minerva, add a placement link and authenticate each of your Top Hat courses with its corresponding Minerva module.
Contact your Faculty Learning Technologists Team, Organisational Development and Professional Learning (OD&PL) or Digital Education Systems, for further information or support.