Information for Faculty
The student response system supported by Ithaca College is the Turning Technologies NXT clickers with the Turning Point v. 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 exported by Sakai and can create exports that can be imported with 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.
Once you have ordered clickers you can come and pick up your "instructor kit" including 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. One on one appointments for training are available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time.
** Important: Turning Technologies has created a special add-in for Ithaca College to be able to import our Sakai Rosters. We've modified the software we are distributing with the instructor kit. If you do download the software directly from Turning Technologies, please contact us to get the add in. **
More information on the pedagogy of clickers, the uses and methods of clickers, and the impact clickers can have in your class room will be coming soon.
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. In TurningPoint With PowerPoint the following themes do not work. THIS ISSUE IS FIXED BY UPDATING YOUR TURNING POINT SOFTWARE TO VERSION 5.1.
2. There seems to be an issue when there is polling using numerical questions that drops the link between the clicker and receiver. We think this can be resolved by updating the firmware of the clicker to version 1.1.1. Please contact email@example.com for more information.