Audience Response System “Clicks” with Instructors and Students

Anu Vedantham using Clickers

SAS Computing now offers Audience Response Systems, which we call “Clickers”, for use in classes.

clicker and handsetStudents use small handsets (pictured to the left) to vote on multiple-choice surveys or quizzes that are projected on the screen by the classroom computer or the instructor's laptop. Software on the computer collects the responses and displays a histogram of the results when voting has finished. The instructor can choose to indicate which was the correct answer, or can withhold this information to promote discussion. All of this is easily set up by the instructor using free software from TurningPoint.

Using "clickers" in the classroom

Special Notes for Spring 2015

  • The Bookstore is now selling the ResponseCard QT, which has a QWERTY keypad for easier short-text responses
  • We are using TurningPoint 5 software, but anyone wanting to pilot test TurningPoint Cloud should contact us at clickers-help@sas



  • What are clickers/audience response systems?
    Audience response systems (which we call "clickers") include 3 components;
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