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- Clickers (also Student Response System)
Clickers (also Student Response System)
Yes, students can use purchased clickers in multiple classes.
Students can purchase clickers at the university Bookstore.
No, each clicker is tied to an individual student's Turning Account.
Yes, they can. The receiving student will then have to register the clicker to their own Turning Account
Yes, quizzes can be developed beforehand and stored in a TurningPoint file.
Yes, you can store, access and modify TurningPoint files on a network drive.
Anyone with access to the computer that has TurningPoint installed can create interactive presentations. In order to import a Blackboard class roster faculty need to log in to Blackboard with their NIU AccountID and Password. To do that, they must have the role of an instructor in the course.
Do clickers come with batteries? If they do, what is the projected battery life of a ResponseCard QT?
Yes, Turning Technologies clickers come with batteries. The projected battery life is about a year. Each clicker has a battery life indicator, so that when the indicator shows the batteries are low, students can replace them.
Yes, they can. Faculty can use TurningPoint's AnyWhere Polling feature to ask on-the-fly questions basically from any application.
Any engaged lesson, "on-the-fly" or otherwise, can be uploaded upon completion of the assessment OR can be uploaded later after class.
Can faculty members work on building exams, quizzes, etc., in a practice class in their own departmental offices or at home?
The TurningPoint files are portable. Faculty can create exams, lessons, questions, and quizzes wherever TurningPoint is installed. Faculty members typically transport the files to the classroom on the USB device.
How can faculty prevent misuse of response pads, namely, how do they prevent students giving other students their clickers for taking quizzes?
Each clicker has a unique serial # tied only to one student. A roster can be produced (printed) that is a list of first and last names and corresponding serial numbers. This list can be used to verify (via NIU One Card, for example) that each student leaving the classroom has used his or her own clicker.
Is Turning Technologies software installation required in the smart classrooms or can the software be run from the USB/flash drive?
TurningPoint software does not require installation and can be run from a USB/flash drive, including the USB drive clicker receiver.
What is the range of possibilities of Turning Technologies software? Can it be used for self-paced testing?
Turning Technologies software supports a range of possibilities for faculty who would like to use clickers in the classroom - from basic student engagement questions to full self-paced exams. For more information, visit http://niu.edu/blackboard/assess/clickers/
Turning Technologies software can be run both on a PC and a Mac.
Last Updated: 05/04/2016
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