Attendance Tracking: Top Hat


The Top Hat student response system utilizes students' personal devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) combined with a random 4-digit attendance code to track attendance.


  • OHIO faculty and staff

  • Active OHIO ID required for use

  • Navigate to and search for Ohio University. If you have not logged in before you will be prompted to sign-up.

Who can access


Instructors generate a 4-digit attendance code in Top Hat that students will need to input to be marked as present.


Students check in attendance by submitting the session's attendance code provided using a mobile application (iOS or Android) or web browser, or by texting the attendance code to the Top Hat SMS response number.

Additional resources

Join the Teaching and Learning Technologies Advisory Community

Service support

Get help


You can learn about accessibility features in Top Hat by visiting their website.

Ohio University strives to make its digital resources and services accessible to all visitors, including those with disabilities who may also be using assistive technology. If special steps are necessary in order to improve the accessibility of experiences for end-users, those steps must be taken. 
If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access OHIO websites, videos, online forums, documents, or other information technology, please let us know
For further information about OHIO's digital accessibility resources, see:


The Ohio University Information Security Office strives to educate and empower the University community to appropriately manage risks and protect OHIO’s information and systems. This effort is facilitated through policies, standards, and information security risk management program, as well as other tools and guidance that are provided to the University community. This modern approach creates a safe computing environment in which the University community can teach, learn, and conduct research. 

For additional information about OHIO’s security resources, see:

Create a Ticket


Service ID: 109
Mon 1/31/22 4:00 PM
Mon 12/11/23 4:55 PM