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Response Device Options

Clickers and ResponseWare are the two options for students to respond to interactive/polling questions.

Check with your instructor for the recommended response device to be used for your class.

Clickers

Clickers are hardware devices that allow students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to questions via a keypad.

Purchasing a Clicker

  1. New QT
    1. University Bookstore (includes license code in box)
  2. Used QT/NXT/XR
    1. Online vendors such as Amazon or eBay
      (Note: license code not included)

Setting the Channel

All classrooms have a different channel that must be entered into your clicker to properly respond. Generally speaking the channel is the last numbers of classroom.

  1. Press the clicker's Channel/Ch button.
  2. Enter the new number on the keypad
  3. Select OK

Responding to Questions in Classroom

In order to use your clicker to input an answer, polling must be open on the presentation slide. The status bar at the top of the presentation will reflect when polling is open (a green box will appear with the words Polling Open), and when it is closed (a red box will appear with the words Polling Closed). Press the key that corresponds to your answer on the slide when polling is open.

A check mark is displayed on your device along with your answer if your answer was received properly. You may change your answer as long as polling remains open by pressing an alternate answer. Once polling closes you may not change your answer. Not accepting answers will be displayed on your device.

 

ResponseWare

ResponseWare turns a student's web-enabled device into a virtual clicker.  Students are able to respond to polling questions using a Wi-Fi or data connection. ResponseWare can be used via a web browser or an app for Android/iOS devices.

Purchasing ResponseWare

Individual subscription licenses are available online at

https://store.turningtechnologies.com

Using ResponseWare with Web Browser

  1. Go to https://responseware.turningtechnologies.com.
  2. Click Sign In (upper right corner of screen)
  3. Enter your Email, Password and click Sign In.
  4. Enter the Session ID (provided by instructor) in the box provided.
  5. Click Join Session.
    1. If prompted, enter additional information such as first and last name, email address or User ID. Required information must be entered.
  6. Click Join.

The first question appears on-screen after the presenter opens polling. Click the button that corresponds to your answer choice. The results appear after polling is closed.

Using ResponseWare with iOS Device

  1. Open ResponseWare on your iOS device.
  2. Tap the Navigation Drawer and select Sign In.
  3. Enter the Email and Password associated with your Turning Account and tap Sign In.
  4. Enter the Session ID provided by the presenter in the Enter Session ID field.
  5. Tap Join Session.
    1. If prompted, enter additional information, such as first and last name, email address, or User ID. Required information must be entered.
  6. Tap Submit.

The first question appears on-screen after the presenter opens polling. Tap the button that corresponds to your answer choice. The results appear after polling is closed.

The app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can also be found by searching for "Turning Technologies" in the app store on your device. The following technical requirements are required for ResponseWare to properly function:

  •  iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad® with iOS 7.0 or higher
  •  Wi-Fi connection (recommended for optimal performance) or data connection

 

Using ResponseWare with Android Device

  1. Open ResponseWare on your Android device.
  2. Tap the Navigation Drawer and select Sign In.
  3. Enter the Email and Password associated with your Turning Account and tap Sign In.
  4. Enter the Session ID provided by the presenter in the Enter Session ID field.
  5. Tap Join Session.
    1. If prompted, enter additional information, such as first and last name, email address, or User ID. Required information must be entered.
  6. Tap Submit.

The first question appears on-screen after the presenter opens polling. Tap the button that corresponds to your answer choice. The results appear after polling is closed.

The following technical requirements are required for ResponseWare to properly function:

  • Android smartphones or tablets with OS 4.1 or higher
  •  Wi-Fi connection (recommended for optimal performance) or data connection

The UB wireless network may be insufficient to support all student ResponseWare connection attempts. UB recommends that students use clickers (ResponseCard models RF, XR or NXT).

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