Yes, students can use purchased clickers in multiple classes.
Students can purchase clickers at the university bookstore. New Turning Technologies clickers purchased during the first 6 weeks of 2011 Fall and 2012 Spring semester are eligible for $15 rebate each.
Yes, more than one student can use the same clicker, but NOT IN THE SAME CLASS.
Yes, they can.
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.
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 AnyWhere 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.
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.
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. At that time the clickers can be powered down – so that students can not leave the room with test answers stored on their clickers.
TurningPoint AnyWhere software does not require installation and can be run from the USB/flash drive. This software allows to ask questions basically from any application (a browser, Microsoft Word, or PowerPoint). However, in order to complete more advanced tasks, such as student roster download, or session report, faculty need to have TurningPoint installed on the smart classroom computer.
Turning Technologies software supports a range of possibilities for faculty who would like to use clickers in the classroom - from basic student engagment questions to full self-paced exams. Different types of software are needed for these different possibilities. Please refer to the software downloads page (http://www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/downloads/) for a description of each application and download links.
Turning Technologies software can be run both on a PC and a Mac. Please refer to the software downloads page (http://www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/downloads/) for a description of each application and download links.
eInstruction CPS will still be supported in the Fall 2011 semester. The software will be installed in the NIU Provost's Office sponsored smart classrooms and faculty can contact Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, if they have any teaching-related eInstruction questions. For Spring 2011 semester, NIU will transition to the central support of Turning Technologies student response system.
Last Updated: 08/09/2011