Register through a link in Blackboard on your home page or a folder titled "Start Here."
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.
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.
Usually. The bookstore has traditionally bought back clickers at a lower price.
Yes, you can purchase a device online directly from Turning Technologies after creating a Turning Technologies account through Blackboard or used clickers on sites such as Amazon.
There are shipping costs associated with purchasing the QT online; however, the retail price may be lower.
Clickers help instructors:
No, you do not enter your Student ID into the device. Your student ID is automatically entered into your account during registration through the link in Blackboard.
Students must register through the Blackboard Lowell Day Turning 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.
Do not use the Send Message mode. These will not be saved in the data.
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.
Turning Technologies QT and NXT Device User Guides: