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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". Clickers allow students to enter responses via a small wireless device that records responses through software in a classroom. Instructors build a PowerPoint presentation with built-in response indicators and ask students to respond to certain slides during the presentation. Clickers have been used extensively for quizzes and tests, to direct classroom discussions, and provide feedback on course material.

Clickers can make your classes more interactive, facilitate class discussions, guide lectures, encourage peer instruction, allow for immediate student feedback, and allow for polling inside and outside of PowerPoint.


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

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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 3:00pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:30am

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.

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

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.

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