Audience Response Systems at Cal Maritime
An Audience Response System (ARS) is a technology for electronically and wirelessly collecting and analyzing student responses to questions posed in the classroom, in real time. Clickers can also be registered to individual students, making it possible to use the technology for low-stakes quizes and attendance taking.
Cal Maritime is currently piloting the use of Turning Technologies' Turning Point Student response systems (clickers).TurningPoint – interactive PowerPoint - is a software add-on to Microsoft® PowerPoint that enables educators, trainers and presenters to develop and administer real-time assessments of participants within their PowerPoint presentations.
Click on here to select and download latest version of TurningPoint based on your Microsoft Office Version. Mac versions are also available.
Clicker Pedagogy and Best Practices and Uses
- An instructor's guide to the effective use of personal
response systems ("clickers") in teaching (PDF)
- Quick Start Guide (PDF)
This guide will show you how to install the TurningPoint Clicker software and show you how to create a simple poll.
- Training Documents
The training documents page on the TurningTechnologies Website offers the most up-to-date information on the TurningPoint clickers. The most useful for new users are
- Using your clicker sessions with the Moodle Gradebook
Once you start using clickers, you may want a way to record and save your student responses. You can import your session data directly into Moodle and the Moodle Gradebook for tracking.
- More Support
Web-based Tutorials, Live and Archived Webinars and Instructional Strategies are also availabe at the Product support page
My clicker device is not registering my responses and does not seem to be working. How do I reset my device?
To reset the channel on your device follow the steps outlined in this Infographic
What type of Response Card should you purchase?
Students should purchase the Response RF card. Currently Cal Maritime does not support the use of Tablets, Cell phones and Smart phones for student response
Where can I purchase a Response Card?
Students can purchase the Response RF card at the Cal Maritime bookstore as well as amazon.com. Used cards can be found through auctions sites such as ebay or through craigslist.org