Clickers (Audience Response)

Audience response devices, or Clickers, are designed to actively engage students during the entire class period, gauge students’ level of understanding of presented material, and provide prompt feedback to the instructor, who can easily upload a grade to Blackboard from polled responses (TurningPoint software required).


Polling Options

As an instructor, you can create instant polling questions from Web content, PDF’s, Microsoft Office products, whiteboards and more. In addition, you can create and save quizzes or create interactive presentations in a PowerPoint format. Grades from polled responses can also be downloaded into the Blackboard Grade Center.

Clicker & Receiver Options

Instructors may choose to have students purchase a physical clicker or by allowing them to respond using the free TurningPoint mobile app. Mobile device polling comes at no additional out-of-pocket cost to students. Clickers are mobile devices can be used during sessions.

Responses from physical clickers are captured using a USB receiver, which has a ratio of 1 to 1,000, and an average receiving range of 200 ft. Receivers for larger classrooms are also available. Responses from mobile devices are transmitted over wireless.

Physical Clicker Requests

To request the Turning Technologies ResponseCard NXT for your class, include ISBN Number: 978-1-934931-45-5 in your textbook requisition. The receiver and a student clicker to be used for testing presentations are provided to the instructor at no charge.

Faculty Training

On Campus

Register for a TurningPoint training through the ECU Training Calendar.

Turning Technologies

Whether a first-time user or just need to know what’s new, Turning Technologies has an array of resources and videos to help instructors decide which features fit their particular need.Visit the Turning Technologies Training page.


Instructors can also enable the course participant list to pair students and their responses for grading purposes.

Visit the Dowdy Student Store for the latest pricing.