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Clickers: Student Resources

Turning Technologies Help and student resources

Registering your clicker in blackboard

Register through a link in Blackboard on your home page or a folder titled "Start Here."

ATTENTION STUDENTS: IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A CLICKER, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A LICENSE!

Instructors cannot access your answers to questions unless you purchase a license.

If you already have a QT or NXT device, purchase a one-year or four-year license from Turning Technologies after you register through the Blackboard TP Cloud registration tool located in your Blackboard course.0

Clickers Pricing
Type Type Price Rebate Rebate Code Final Price
New QT Bundle with 4 year license $68.75 $10 Ruml10 $58.75

You MUST KEEP your receipts and packaging for the mail-in rebate. Go to the Turning Technologies Rebates page to complete the rebate form. Offer valid for license/bundles purchased through June 30, 2018. Only applicable within 90 days of purchase. One-year subscriptions are provided a $5 rebate, rebate code:  Ruml5. Don’t forget to take advantage of the QT buyback program before graduation!

Mobile App: ResponseWare

UMass Lowell is currently testing the use of the mobile app. During testing the IT dept will only support faculty participating in the pilot program. Use of the mobile app is done so at the discretion of faculty. Students may or may not be required to purchase a clicker and / or a license to participate fully in their course. Confirm course requirements with your instructor before making a purchasing choice.

For more help and Student Resources with clickers, email: Bbhelp@uml.edu or call the IT Service Desk at: 978-934-4357 to be directed to Blackboard Support in Academic Technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I sell my device back to the Bookstore?

    Yes. There is a $20* Bookstore Buyback Program (*approximate and subject to bookstore cooperation).

  • Can I buy a device directly from Turning Technologies?

    Yes, after creating a Turning Technologies account through Blackboard.
    There are shipping costs associated with purchasing the QT online; however, the retail price may be lower.

  • Why Use Clickers?

    Clickers help instructors:

    • Actively engage students during the entire class period
    • Gauge their level of understanding of the material being presented, and
    • Provide prompt feedback to student questions

    To learn more please read our Why Use Clickers Wiki webpage.

  • Do I need to put my Student ID in the QT Device?

    No, do not enter your Student ID. Your student ID is entered during registration.

  • How do I register?

    Students must register through the Blackboard TP Cloud registration tool located on your blackboard course page.

    Blackboard Registration Instructions:

    You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any pdf files. It can be download for free from the Adobe website.

  • How Do I Change the Channel On My Device?

    You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any pdf files. It can be download for free from the Adobe website.

  • How do I exit Message mode?

    NXT and QT devices are designed to send messages to the presenter while polling is open. This mode prevents responses from appearing in the grade book; therefore, students should make sure they have not entered message mode accidentally. The NXT device provides a raised hand in the top center when in Message mode. The QT device provide "Send Message" in the top center when entering Message mode.

    • To exit, press the left function key until the raised hand or send message no longer appears on the LCD. Additional instructions, including diagrams are available in the NXT or QT User Guides.

    Turning Technologies QT and NXT Device User Guides:

    You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any pdf files. It can be download for free from the Adobe website.