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.
The Turning Point system used at HSU comprises a receiver and handheld input devices. Receivers are installed in a number of HSU's smart classrooms and are also available for checkout from Technology Equipment Checkout; the software is installed on all Smart Classroom systems. Clickers are distributed through the HSU Bookstore; faculty should order the appropriate number of clickers for their class at the same time as they order textbooks - a semester ahead of when they will be needed. Turning Point clickers are fully ADA-compliant.
If you wish to install the Turning Technologies software on your computer, it is available in the Faculty Download Center.
The TurningPoint system may be integrated directly into Moodle for fully interactive instruction.
Once the Turning Point software has been set up on your classroom computer and you've created your content, you can activate Turning Point with your Moodle sessions. To do this:
Guides for Faculty are available for:
You can also access a Moodle course on Clicker Support.
To use clickers with Canvas, you need to add a Module for students to register with TurningPoint, The registration works across multiple classes, so you only need to take the following steps once:
Basic Clicker support for faculty and students is available in Lib 315 every day, and appointments are available with the Clicker team by calling extension 3633. There is also an extensive section on clickers in the Faculty User Guide (you may be asked to enroll in order to access the guide). Additional information and extended support are available on the Turning Technologies website.