If your professor has indicated in the class syllabus, email or otherwise that clickers will be used in the class, then you will need a clicker device.
Below is the information you will need to purchase the correct clicker device, set it up and be ready to go when classes begin.
The University of Idaho College of Law uses Turning Technologies clickers. There are three models that work with the current version of the software: the Turning Technologies NXT, QT and QT2. If you have multiple courses using clickers then you only need one Turning Technologies clicker for all classes.
Some courses at the College of Law allow you to use ResponseWare. This is a software solution that allows you to download an app or access a webpage on your phone, tablet or computer to answer clicker questions.
If you are in a class with a professor teaching locally, then a physical clicker will typically be what you use. However, if you are in a distance class then you will need to use ResponseWare.
Some professors require the physical clicker. Ask your professor or check their syllabus to determine the best solution for you.
Before using a clicker or ResponseWare, you will need to set up your Turning Account. To do this:
- First log into Blackboard Learn.
- Select the course you need a clicker for.
- Click the “Clicker Registration” link in the left-hand column.
- This will prompt you to set up your Turning Account (using your @vandals email) and link it with your Blackboard Learn account.
- Once logged in the Turning Account Setup Wizard will walk you through redeeming any subscription codes and linking your clicker ID.
- If you do not have a clicker or license yet you can skip these steps and return later to redeem your subscription or add a clicker ID.
You must register your TurningPoint subscription in order to use a clicker or ResponseWare. New clickers include a one year TurningPoint subscription code in the box. Your clicker will be linked to your Blackboard Learn account. You will only need to register the clicker once and it will be usable in any of your classes.
Physical clickers and TurningPoint subscriptions can be purchased at the Vandal Bookstore or online through the Turning Technologies Online Store. New clickers include a one year TurningPoint subscription code in the box. A TurningPoint subscription is required and will include the use of ResponseWare and clickers.
To purchase a clicker or license online after creating your Turning Account by following the instructions above, login to your account by going to student.turningtechnologies.com. Once logged in click the “Purchase Clicker” or "Purchase Subscription" button. This will take you to the student store.
With a physical clicker, you will need to select the correct clicker channel, which will be provided by your professor. Then simply input your answer.
If you are using ResponseWare, you will need to log into the application or go to the ResponseWare website and login with your Turning Technologies account. From the application or website you will need to enter the appropriate session id provided by your professor. Then simply input your answer.
In order to avoid technical issues during clicker questions, it is generally a good idea to get your clicker logged in and on the correct channel at the beginning of class. That way it is ready when the professor starts a clicker question.
Email LawTech if you have any questions about clickers.