Student Response System (Clickers)

Student or Audience Response Systems  (SRS or ARS) (affectionately known as clickers), are small handheld keypads or software used for polling during your presentation to gather immediate feedback from students or audience. Aggregate responses are then displayed as a graph on your presentation screen.

UWSP has adopted Turning Technologies as our campus-standard, and supported, ARS. Clickers work interchangably on Mac and Windows platforms.

How can I use clickers?

  • Engage students for more active learning.

  • Gauge whether students have read (and understand) what they were assigned.

  • Anonymous polling on opinion and sensitive topics

  • Poll once to generate a baseline for what your students or audience knows/thinks before you introduce a concept.  Poll again later to see if their understanding or opinion has changed.

Clicker Features

  • Associate clickers and polling data to your class roster

  • Multiple choice and short answer polling

  • Assign points for correct answers

  • Generate reports from your clicker data

  • Other features include demographic comparison and team slides

Clicker Cases for Check Out

The IT Service Desk has two large cases of 72 clickers and a smaller case of 36 that can be checked out for special events such as in-class activities, exam reviews or even out-or-state conference presentations. The software is free - and easy to use. We will provide a copy.

Reserving our clicker cases is "first come first served".  Please call the IT Service Desk at x4357 to reserve. Contact CITL for training, or to simply discuss clickers and their possibilities.

Using Clickers in Your Class?

Contact CITL if you are interesting in using clickers.

UWSP is moving to TurningPoint Cloud for Spring of 2018.  The new system will allow students to use their phones, tablets or computers to respond to polling without a physical clicker device.  More information will be posted soon. Please contact Sean Ruppert at with questions.