Turning Technologies classroom clickers are an in-class assessment tool that allows the professor to both receive and provide instant feedback on the effectiveness of their teaching, or the extent to which students are learning. The technology consists of USB-based radio-frequency receivers, hand-held remote devices that send a signal to the receivers, and software. The software is free and can be installed on any computer. While instructors can pick up a free instructors set which includes a USB-Reciever, an NXT clicker, and a presenterCard, students will have to purchase their own clicker device to participate in the course. The free instructor's kit may be picked up at the VCU IT Support Center locations
The VCU Monroe Park campus has standardized on Turning Technologies ResponseCard QT
classroom clickers, while the QT model is the latest model, the older NXT will still work in your classroom.
Turning Technologies has released an update for the USB receiver used by faculty to collect responses. We are encouraging faculty to update their clicker receivers with this update. This update is required
to allow the receiver to work with a recent Blackboard Building Block update that has been applied to Blackboard. The instructions for updating a receiver can be found here
. Release notes for the update are available here
. For any questions, please contact the VCU IT Support Center
(828-2227, email@example.com) and request clicker support. One of our Turning Technologies specialists will contact you.
If you are faculty and need help setting up your device click here. Or call the VCU IT Support Center at 828-2227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .