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The UBclicks service supports Classroom Response Systems (CSR) at UB. CSR's are interactive teaching tools used to increase student participation and rapidly assess student understanding in class.

Classroom Response System

Classroom Response Systems (also called Audience or Student Response Systems) use a combination of software and/or hardware to present questions, record responses, and provide feedback. Questions can be created using PowerPoint or web-based software. Question types may include multiple choice, true/false, numeric, ordering, and short answer. Questions are displayed onscreen and the student responds by entering their answers using a phone/laptop or physical clicker.

Top Hat and Turning Technologies

UB has partnered with two leading vendors in this technology space, Top Hat and Turning Technologies. 

 
Top Hat’s platform allows you to:
 
  • Upload your slides, add annotations and interactive questions
  • Take attendance effortlessly & accurately using geolocation technology
  • Launch discussions and get real-time feedback and reports
  • Export student grades and merge data in UBlearns
  • UB students receive a discount when they purchase a Top Hat license
 
 
 

Turning Technologies platform allows you to:

  • TurningPoint  Desktop is an easy-to-use polling system that allows instructors to ask interactive questions, track participant progress and receive instant feedback.  TurningPoint boasts a native PowerPoint integration and enables polling on-the-fly and the delivery of self-paced assessments.
  • TurningPoint Web’s newest features allow you to expand your reach outside the classroom with the ability to schedule homework, assessments and surveys.
  • Students respond to interactive questions using a physical clicker or TurningPoint  Mobile software with their smart phones, tablets and laptops.
  • TurningPoint auto syncs with UBlearns (Blackboard) for a seamless integration, saving instructors and students time.

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