We are aware that a number of colleagues have recently been contacted by Top Hat offering their interactive lecture platform services and promising free iPads. This company is not endorsed or supported by the University or the Faculty.
Mitch’s advice is to use the Lecture Tool which does the same things only far better.
All staff are cautioned not to accept an iPad from Top Hat (or any other company) as this would be in breach of University policy.
If any academic staff are using this or other third party products, it’s important to be aware that you need to comply with the Learning Technologies policy.
If you are approached with unsolicited offers, please let Mitch know.
Finally, a reminder that the Faculty has iPads available for staff to assist with online marking. Contact Lia Saunders for details on how to apply.
If you have any queries, please contact Mitch.