Information for Faculty
The student response system supported by Ithaca College is the Turning Technologies NXT clickers with the Turning Point 5 software. .This system allows instructors to ask questions and collect responses by students with clicker devices. The instructor uses a receiver and software to collect responses, track students or poll anonymously.
- Poll in Powerpoint (Powerpoint Polling)
- Poll in any application (Anywhere Polling)
- Self-paced Polling for quizzes and exams.
This system can import rosters directly from Sakai with the new Turning Technologies-Sakai integration and can export scores to the Sakai Gradebook or Post 'em tools. With Results Manager, instructors can track performance and attendance.
Contact the Bookstore to order clickers for your classes as you would your textbook orders.
IMPORTANT CHANGES COMING FOR Fall 2016
Turning Technologies is discontinuing support for "Turning Point 5" software and discontinuing the NXT clickers. They will also require a license subscription for new and used clickers and are improving their mobile option, Responseware. DIIS is currently engaging with faculty members who are regular users to get their input. Please contact Marilyn Dispensa if you would like more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have ordered clickers you need an "instructor kit" which includes a getting started guide, a receiver/flash drive, an instructor remote and a student clicker. The software is pre-loaded on the receiver/flash drive and does not need to be installed. Using the information on this site and in the getting started guide start using TurningPoint 5 to make questions. Order an Instructor Kit **Make sure you order kit for Turningpoint 5, NOT Turningpoint 6 or TurningPoint Cloud**
Integration with Sakai
- Students can register their clickers through Sakai.
- Instructors can import participant lists directly through Sakai and export scores to the Grade book.
- Please request the Turning Technologies Sakai tool by emailing email@example.com with the course name.
For more information regarding Turning Technologies visit the Turning Technologies web site.
What faculty are saying about Clickers at IC!
~Quotes taken for Ithaca College faculty surveys done by ITS
"I use clickers to get my students more engaged in lectures, and to give us both feedback."
"I have used clickers effectively (before moving to the college-wide system) to monitor attendance and get immediate feedback from students."
"The use of clickers moves my course from being a prepared set of lecture notes that I simply re-write on the blackboard and students copy into their notes (and as the saying goes 'pass through the brains of no one') to one where I'm responding in real time to student learning needs. I can spend less time on topics that students understand and more on the ones they don't."
1. If students are using an clicker with a firmware older then 2.0.3. they will need to update it to avoid an issue with numerical questions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to update.