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What is a student response system (Clicker)?

Student Response Systems are also referred to as "Clickers," "Audience Response Systems" or "Personal Response Systems". Student Response Systems can make your classes more interactive, facilitate class discussions, guide lectures, encourage peer instruction, and allow for immediate student feedback. Instructors ask questions via a software platform and students respond using their personal devices. The instructor can display the results collected, so the class can see a visual representation of all student responses to the question. Instructors can choose to generate feedback that is anonymous or student responses can be connected to the ICON Gradebook. 

For more information, please visit https://teach.uiowa.edu/clickers-student-response-systems

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Services scheduled for maintenance over the next 7 days. Please refer to the calendar view of alerts for a complete schedule.
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Start: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 6:00am
End: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 7:00am
Description

The Top Hat platform will undergo scheduled maintenance. During this time, instructors and students will be unable to access tophat.com on the web. Students will still be able to access Top Hat via the mobile app. 

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Last updated: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 7:00am
Start: 
Sunday, June 6, 2021 - 6:00am
End: 
Sunday, June 6, 2021 - 9:00am
Description

TopHat.com will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance.

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Last updated: 
Sunday, June 6, 2021 - 9:00am
Start: 
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 3:00pm
End: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:30am
Description

UPDATE:  TurningPoint Cloud issue has been resolved.  Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you continue to experience any issues.

 

Original Note:  TurningPoint Cloud on PC (Windows) is currently experiencing issues when exporting session data to Canvas. The vendor is working on a fix.

We will keep this page updated with any new information.

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Last updated: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:40am
Start: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 1:00pm
End: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 3:30pm
Description

The Clicker software, TurningPoint, is having issues with incorrectly configured student accounts. This issue is affecting a small number of students.

Our support team is working on the issue with the vendor and it should be resolved by the end of the day Monday, September 19.

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Last updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 3:51pm