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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 a small wireless device that records responses through software in a classroom. Instructors build a PowerPoint presentation with built-in response indicators and ask students to respond to certain slides during the presentation. Clickers 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 inside and outside of PowerPoint.

Common Links

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

Support for Clickers