What is a Clicker?

Clickers are wireless keypads or personal response systems that faculty can use to increase interactivity in their classroom, especially for a large lecture class. This technology provides instant feedback to both instructors and students.

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The University-Supported Clicker

Last year, the Instructional Technology Standing Committee re-evaluated clicker usage on campus and after hearing feedback from faculty that had demoed different clicker brands, the committee voted to support the Turning Technologies ResponseCard NXT Clicker (ISBN: 9781934931455) as the new campus standard.

What should I do if I want to use clickers in my class?

The first thing faculty will need to do is to contact the FTDC at 915-7918 to request a free RF receiver kit. Faculty will then need to add the ResponseCard NXT clicker to the Course Materials Management interface as a required material for their classes. Clicker training will be available through the FTDC once each fall and spring semester. Additional clicker training and resources are also available.

What should students do to register their clicker?

Students will need to register their clicker for each course that makes use of the clicker technology. They can do this through Blackboard. Instructions are provided on the Clickers for Students page.