Clickers are devices that look like remote controls and allow all the students to respond to a question at the same time providing an instructor with immediate feedback. Usually the questions are multiple-choice questions. Images can be incorporated into questions. Software quickly summarizes the responses and shows the number of students who selected each answer choice. This summary can be displayed as a bar chart to the entire class and the instructor. Bowdoin uses Turning Technologies for its clicker system.
A typical clicker setup includes:
- TurningPoint 5 software - installed on all classroom computers.
- An RF (radio frequency) USB receiver to transmit the responses from the clickers to the instructor computer from 250 feet away.
- Clickers - usually one for each student
- An instructor remote allowing the opening and closing of polling from anywhere in the classroom (not required)
- Course Name
- Number of Students expected
- Classroom (if known)
- Preferred operating system (Mac or Windows)
Using Clickers - Guides and video tutorials
If you would like to use clickers for your course, contact Juli Haugen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-725-3509 and specify: