Clickers are a Personal Response System (PRS) used to engage students through in-class exercises on an LCD projector, using polls, surveys, or tests, while conveniently tracking attendance and participation. This page provides an outline of practical steps to get set up, pedagogical considerations, and support to help you determine if clicker technology is a practical tool for your discipline and your students. Academic Technologists recommend requesting a consult to get started with TurningPoint Cloud.
If students do not purchase a license and complete the registration process, results will be saved, but will not display in session reports. Faculty will not see results.
Note: Academic Technology is currently testing a TurningPoint software that students can download to their phones as an alternative to clickers. Results are inconsistent. Faculty may elect to allow students to use ResponseWare at their own discretion.
Some Pedagogical Considerations:
Check for updates for the TurningPoint Cloud software by clicking on the logo when the software is open. See the User Guides and Support page or Turning Technologies Support. For more help, or to request a consult, contact Academic Technology by email or phone: 978-934-4357.