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Personal Response Systems (Clickers)

If you are new to clickers this Spring 2019 Semester, whether you are a student or faculty member we are here to help. Check out the resources below. If you need further assistance, please contact the OIT HelpDesk.

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TurningPoint by Turning Technologies is the campus-supported personal response system for classroom polling. TurningPoint is a hybrid polling option that provides secure management of courses, rosters, and assessment data while integrating with Canvas. Polling can be done from your computer (desktop or laptop, Mac OS or Windows) with a physical device (clicker) and mobile devices via native apps (iOS and Android) or web-browsers.

All students have a clicker license provided through TechFee. This enables students to use their mobile device to respond to questions at no additional cost. Faculty may require a physical clicker for their courses which can be purchased at The VolShop. Refer to your course syllabus for specific class requirements.

To use the TurningPoint system in a class, the instructor will choose between three options:

  1. Mobile device only – This environment offers the most flexibility for the instructor and student. There is no additional hardware required for the instructor, only a software install. There is no additional cost for student use.
  2. Hybrid of mobile and physical clickers – This environment allows the students to use what they have available, either a mobile device or physical clicker. This option requires the instructor to have a USB receiver plugged into their computer to receive the physical clicker responses. There is no additional cost for the student to use their mobile device, but the physical clickers must be purchased.
  3. Physical Clicker only РThis environment offers the most control for the instructor but requires the instructor to have a USB receiver plugged into their computer to receive responses. The students will need to purchase a physical clicker to participate.


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