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ResponseWare turns your mobile device (phone, laptop, tablet, etc.…) into a response device to answer TurningPoint polling questions in class. Please be sure to setup your mobile device before class.
First, ensure you have a stable connection to the internet, either through your wireless service's 3G network or through the campus wireless network.
You have two options for using ResponseWare in class to answer questions:
The new Turning Point Cloud software requires a login to the remote server every time you use the polling application, but the additional time to connect the session is negligible. Students connect to the session at the start of class and the session remains active on their device until the instructor ends the session at the end of class.
ResponseWare turns student mobile devices into virtual clickers, enabling them to respond using a Wi-Fi or data connection. Students can respond to interactive questions with any web-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, using any web browser; selections are immediately transferred to TurningPoint polling software. Android and iOS apps are available for both phones and tablets.
Clicker training sessions are available at the beginning of each semester (Spring and Fall) during the week prior to school starting, or on demand. Sessions are also available throughout the year for both new users and returning users looking for a refresher. Instructional sessions, when combined, total 90 minutes and cover software installation, database and presentation creation, class information reviews, and uploading files. They can be broken into multiple shorter sessions to fit your schedule. We also do both individual and group sessions for whole departments.
HSU uses the Turning Point Cloud classroom response system, v7.3, to increase class interactivity and improve student engagement. The system also enables both students and instructors to get real-time feedback on class effectiveness. The Turning Point system comprises a receiver and handheld input devices (clickers). Receivers are installed in all Smart Classrooms, and TurningPoint software is installed on all Smart Classroom PCs and Macs.
Classroom response systems (clickers) have been shown to dramatically increase class interactivity and improve student engagement. As an additional benefit, the system enables both students and instructors to get real-time feedback on class effectiveness. Visit HSU's clicker support pages for an overview, software downloads and other resources.