Top Hat Slate

Top Hat Slate is a instant messaging tool that is free to use by anyone at Brown. 

To access Slate, you can go to brown.tophatblue.com to log in.  If you select the option for "Log in with Top Hat," you be redirected to log in with your Brown Acccount.


Top Hat Slate has similar features to tools like Slack or Google Chat. What makes Slate a useful tool for courses is:

  • Unlimited usage. User's can create as many channels as they would like and the text of those conversations will be preserved; there is no message limit.
  • Slate integrates with Brown IDs, to ensure all participants are part of the Brown community.
  • Built-in moderation tools allow users to report abusive language. (Community Guidelines)
  • KaTeX support

Top Hat has provided support documentation and a channel for questions about Slate.

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