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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted June 4, 2015 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Classroom Technology Upgrades

Classroom Response System Upgrade

Effective Date: June 6, 2015

The classroom student response system, also known as clickers, will be upgraded to a new cloud-based service on June 6.

This upgrade will allow faculty the option to log in from anywhere to use the system or develop presentation materials. Students will be able use a mobile device or laptop to respond as well as a dedicated hardware clicker.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Instructors can login from anywhere, rather than only at a specific workstation or classroom
  • Students may participate using any web-enabled device, including iOS and Android mobile phones
  • Fuller integration with our learning management system (Blackboard), including auto-creation of participant lists, and interactive quiz or survey results loaded into the grade center.
  • Student can self-register outside of class and may purchase either a dedicated hardware clicker or a or 1- 4 year license to use their mobile device or laptop
  • Responses are FERPA-compliant for student data security and privacy

Turning Technologies, the manufacturer of the response system, is offering an Instructor’s Kit that includes a hardware clicker, a receiver, and a pocket guide at no additional cost for a limited time.

Impact on College Community

Faculty members will need to follow these instructions in order to use the response system. These instructions are a change from how the response system worked before.

If you have any trouble or questions, please contact us or call 630.752.4357.