Clickers (Audience Response Systems)

Instructional Technologies supports Turning Technologies ResponseCard RF LCD clickers, TurningPoint Cloud software, and the Turning Technologies Sakai integration. Instructors or presenters interested in using Turning Technologies clickers can reserve and checkout clickers and receivers from the Instructional Desk for a short time.

If you’re planning to use clickers routinely in your class, it’s probably best to consider purchasing clickers for your department or having students purchase them at the Bookstore.

Clickers can be used with:

  • TurningPoint Lite – A streamlined version of TurningPoint Cloud.
  • TurningPoint Cloud – Software for the PC or Mac with full functionality and access to Anywhere Polling, Powerpoint Polling, and Self-Paced Polling.
  • SakaiIntegration tools that you can add to your Sakai course(s) allow students to register their clicker devices and license codes for use in your class so that clicker session data can be collected and synchronized with the Sakai Gradebook.

Click here to view/download a guide for clicker setup and usage.

Reserving and Checking Out Clickers

Turning Technologies clickers (ResponseCard RF ID) and USB receiver devices can be checked out from the Instructional Technologies Desk for short intervals. You can make a reservation for clickers via a Help Desk Request at http://helpdesk.plu.edu. Use the request type “Classrooms / Labs / Meeting Spaces -> Clickers”.

Getting Started with Clickers

For faculty interested in getting started with clickers, view the Getting Started with Clickers page for an overview of key steps in the process. Or schedule an Instructional Technologies consultation via itech@plu.edu for assistance.

TurningPoint Cloud Software

Classroom computers have version 7.x of TurningPoint Cloud software already installed. If you’re using a PLU laptop or desktop computer, you can request installation of the software by making a Help Desk Request at http://helpdesk.plu.edu. Use the request type “Software -> Install / Update”.

You can also download TurningTechnology Lite software, a streamlined version of TurningPoint Cloud, from the Turning Technologies download page. If you want to install TurningPoint Cloud on your personal computer, the full version of the software can be accessed from your Turning Technologies account. We recommend using version 7.X of the software for compatibility with PLU classroom and office computers since version 8 presentation files are not backward compatible with version 7.X.

Clicker Workshops

Workshops on clicker pedagogy and use are offered periodically. Visit the Instructional Technologies workshop page for workshop schedules and registration. In addition, Turning Technologies offers instructor-led webinar classes.

Getting Started with Clickers

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View Key Steps for Faculty

Get Help

Have questions or need support? Schedule an Instructional Technologies consultation for assistance.