Classroom Response Devices (Clickers)

Get more details about Northeastern’s use of clickers on the
Academic Technology Services Classroom Response website

Clickers (response technologies) provide an alternative method in the classroom to engage students while also providing real-time assessment of student comprehension. Northeastern currently supports the TurningPoint and Top Hat software solutions, integrated with Blackboard.

Using this software, faculty can create polls/quizzes on the fly or integrate quizzes into PowerPoint presentations. Students in courses using Turning Point have the option to respond with ResponseCard clickers or through ResponseWare via any web-enabled mobile device. In addition to polling and reporting, Turning Technologies’ clickers and software integrate with Blackboard, allowing instructors to import the class roster and to export grades and attendance information. Click on the ATS Classroom Response website to see a comparison of the different classroom response applications available.


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Academic Technology Services provides technical support and consultation for Blackboard, Web Conferencing, Lecture Capture, Clickers, Learning Object Creation, and other academic technologies.

Updated November 2016