Clickers :: Introducing Responseware

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What is ResponseWare?

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. 

Advantages of using ResponseWare

It's popular with students, because it allows them to use a device they always have with them — a smart phone, tablet, or laptop — rather than acquiring a separate dedicated clicker device. For instructors, this broadens your options because you can ask text-based questions that students can type into their devices - an option not available on the standard RF and RF-LCD clickers.

ResponseWare is now included for students in the standard Turning Account license, so students have the option to use whichever device they have with them, or whichever one you instruct them to use in your classroom (you can still exclude smartphones if you wish!). Instructors can have a blend of both clickers and web devices responding to polling — it's not an all or nothing option.

Check out Turning Point's ResponseWare Best Practices advice.

ResponseWare access for students

Students can download the ResponseWare app for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android devices to take advantage of the specific features and functionality available with each device. ResponseWare is also available via the Chrome or Firefox browser window at

Check out the ResponseWare Guidance for Students.

Additional information

Learn more about ResponseWare at the Turning Technologies ResponseWare page.