What is TopCrowd?
TopCrowd is a dynamic ecosystem that brings together students, faculty, and career services to:
- Enrich Students’ Learning: Provide opportunities for real-world problem-solving, skill development, and career readiness.
- Ignite Teaching: Integrate practical challenges into your curriculum to reinforce learning outcomes.
- Facilitate Mentorship: Connect students with faculty mentors and industry experts for personalized guidance.
- Enhance Career Services: Showcase student talents, connect with employers, and enhance career prospects.
How TopCrowd Works
TopCrowd’s platform is simple to join, and an easy place to participate and collaborate.
- Invite Users: Invite students, faculty members, and business partners to register and create profiles on the TopCrowd platform.
- Establish Partnerships: Invitations can be sent to external users, including strategic business and university partners, to collaborate directly in your organization. Partnerships allow you to collaborate with other universities and/or industry employers.
- Create Challenges: Universities or organizations can create challenges on the platform, ranging from software development tasks to design projects. It only takes a few minutes to launch a challenge to your community.
- Compete with Colleagues: Students and other users join challenges that interest them, and submit solutions within the specified timeframe.
- Review Solutions & Announce Results: Solutions are reviewed and scored by the challenge creator and/or panel of reviewers, ensuring fairness and quality assessment.
- Climb the Leaderboards: TopCrowd incorporates gamification to drive outcomes.Leaderboards engage users and encourage healthy competition among participants. Users earn points and rankings based on their participation and performance, which fosters a sense of achievement and community.
Value Across University Roles
- Integrate TopCrowd challenges into your courses and help students develop practical skills.
- Mentor students on the platform by providing valuable feedback on their solutions.
- Streamline assessment and grading processes, saving time for more meaningful interactions.
- Offer extra credit at the end of the semester to students who earn TopCrowd points.
- Forge strategic partnerships with businesses to offer real-world challenges.
- Enhance student employability by showcasing their skills and achievements.
- Foster collaboration between students, faculty, and industry experts.
- Offer personalized career counseling and mentoring to students.
- Leverage the platform to enhance self-assessment and skill-building.
- Connect students with internship and job opportunities through employer partnerships.
- Gain practical skills and experience by participating in real-world challenges.
- Showcase your talents to potential employers and stand out in the job market.
- Access mentorship opportunities and personalized guidance from faculty and industry experts
Build a Limitless University with TopCrowd
- Empower Students for the Real-World: TopCrowd challenges provide students with practical experiences that reinforce theoretical knowledge, preparing them for the workforce.
- Amplify Learning: Encourage teamwork and effective communication through group challenges that mirror real-world collaborative projects.
- Simplify Assessment: Streamline the grading process using TopCrowd, allowing faculty to focus more on teaching and mentoring.
- Increase Career Readiness: Successful participation in challenges allows students to showcase their skills to potential employers, enhancing their career prospects upon graduation.
- Customize to your Community:
TopCrowd offers diverse challenge types that align with your university’s specific learning objectives.
Join the TopCrowd community today and unlock a world of opportunities for your students, faculty, and career services professionals. Together, we can shape a brighter future for your students.