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Classroom Responders/Audience Response System (Clickers)

Some programs routinely use audience response technology (also called clickers) for polling, testing, or taking attendance during their interactive classroom sessions. If yours is such a program, the following information will be useful to you.

Registering Your Clicker

Students who are required to have a TurningPoint ResponseCard “clicker” for class participation must first register their device. If your your program is using Blackboard, you can register your device in any of your courses by following the procedure below.

To view a video tutorial that provides a step-by-step walkthrough of this procedure, see:

Setting Up and Using Your Clicker

Before class begins, you will need to make sure the frequency of your clicker matches the frequency assigned to your classroom. To do this:

  1. Change clicker frequencyClick the Menu button
  2. Use the Yes button to scroll down to Change Channel
  3. Click Enter
  4. Enter the frequency number
  5. Click Enter to save it.

For a list of classroom frequencies see Classroom Clicker Frequencies

The following provides an overview of ResponseCard features:

Troubleshooting Common Problems

NOTE: If the screen remains blank even after the batteries have been replaced, your clicker maybe broken or defective. You can return it to the bookstore if the device is less than one year oldStudents are responsible for replacing devices which were purchased used, or are more than one year old.

If you have a how-to that you want us to post on this page, please send an e-mail to edtech@westernu.edu with a description of your request.