Audience Response Systems (“Clickers”)

Audience response systems allow students to actively participate in classes and presentations. Presenters can use a software application to ask questions; audience members respond using an application (“app”) on their smart phone, tablet, or laptop. Students may also use a small hand-held device or (“clicker”) to respond. In the Spring of 2014, a faculty committee selected Turning Technologies (http://www.turningtechnologies.com/) as our new audience response system solution.

Audience Response Systems can be used to:

  • Help make learning more interactive.
  • Ensure that all students participate during a large lecture class.
  • Encourage honest feedback about controversial subjects using anonymous polling.
  • Quickly assess student comprehension enabling intervention if key concepts are not clear.
  • Use student responses as a foundation for classroom discussion.
  • Quickly grade student participation in class.
  • Open this page to read feedback from our faculty and students.

Where Do I Start?

If you need assistance with clickers, additional resources, or if you would like more information about integrating Audience Response Systems in your class, please complete this form.

Please note: Clickers need to be ordered through the bookstore using the same process as textbooks. These instructions outline the process.

Turning Technologies Documentation

TurningPoint 5 is an Audience Response software package offered by Turning Technologies, allowing you to receive immediate feedback from polling participants through the use of clickers.

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