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    What are clickers/student response systems?

    Student Response Systems are also referred to as "Clickers," "Audience Response Systems" or "Personal Response Systems." Clickers allow students to enter responses via their cell phones, laptops, or tablets through an app or web browser. Instructors create questions, discussions and interactive elements that can be mixed in with their class presentations. These tools 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.

    New for Summer 2020

    Top Hat will be providing online webinars for University of Iowa faculty on Wednesdays at 10am from May 13-August 26.  The webinars will be focused on how to use Top Hat in both asynchronous and synchronous settings.


    Top Hat Common Links

    Link to Clickers/Student Response Systems Getting Started How-To Guides
    Teaching Best Practices Instructor FAQs Student FAQs

    Support for Clickers