Clickers (Personal Response System)
We have 50 clickers and a computer based receiver (Turning Point Technologies).
PRS stands for Personal Response System, also known as Audience (ARS) or Classroom Response Systems (CRS), but more popularly as “clickers.” A PRS system has three parts:
1. A Receiver: typically a small device with a radio receiver and plugged into the Instructor computer USB port.
2. Clickers: typically one per student, they are hand held devices that can take organized or unorganized polls (anonymously or otherwise) in real time from a local audience.
3. Software: these systems typically interact with software like Microsoft PowerPoint as part of interactive presentations To use these clickers, the TurningPoint software must be installed. Both the TurningPoint Windows version which integrates with PowerPoint and the TurningPoint AnyWhere (for Mac or Windows) are free downloads on the Turning Point website.
The software has already been installed in the Lib 020 Presentation Room and in the Lib 118 Library Bibliographical Instruction room. If you want to try the system out, you can schedule one of these rooms.
Classroom Use: If you want to use the system in an electronic classroom, the software will need to be installed in advance by Media Services. Call at least a week in advance to schedule the software installation.