Taking attendance in class using TopHat

If you’ve been asked to take attendance in one of your tutorials, it may help you to know that you can do so, very easily, using the in-class polling tool called TopHat.

Here are the steps you need to follow:

Create a professor account in TopHat (please note: you can have *either* a student account, *or* a professor account, but not both. Students with an existing account will therefore not be able to create a separate professor account)

– Go to https://app-ca.tophat.com/  and enter the course for which you are taking attendance

– Select the Create button in the top left of the screen

– Select ‘Take attendance’

– This will display a four digit code. As long as your device is connected to the projector in the room, students will see this four digit code clearly. Instruct the students to open TopHat (some will have the app, others will access via a web browser) and enter the appropriate course. Instruct them to enter the 4 digit code for attendance. You’ll probably want to give them a couple of minutes, to ensue everyone’s had a chance to login and register their attendance.

– Remember to select ‘Finish’ after this time. This means the four digit code will disappear. If you select ‘take attendance’ again, a new four digit code will appear and a separate register will be taken. If you need to do this (for example towards the end of the class for latecomers) simply let the course secretary know and they can merge the registers.

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