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How to get a clicker

Many instructors use Turning Technologies clickers to facilitate active learning and increase participation in their class. If you enroll in a class that uses clickers, you will need to purchase one.

Clickers are available for purchase at the NDSU Bookstore. You can use the same device for multiple classes during the same semester. Depending on which license you purchase, you can also use the device for multiple semesters. Once a license expires, you will need to purchase a new license to continue using ResponseWare or the QT Device.

What are my options?
QT Device + Bonus ResponseWare (New!)

1-year license ($53.25)
4-year license ($69.95)




ResponseWare for Mobile Devices

1-year license ($24.95)

NXT Clicker (Old)


No longer available for purchase



I am new to clickersPurchase a new QT Device with a 1-year or 4-year license; both options include a bonus ResponseWare license

If you have a Web-enabled device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop), you can purchase a ResponseWare license to turn your device into a clicker

Note: Before you purchase, check with your instructor to find out if ResponseWare is allowed in the course.

The NXT Clicker is not recommended; it is no longer available for purchase at the NDSU Bookstore
I already have ResponseWareIf you prefer to use a clicker device, or if your instructor does not allow use of ResponseWare, you can purchase the new QT Device with a 1-year or 4-year licenseNo action required, provided your ResponseWare license has not expired

Note: Check with your instructor to find out if ResponseWare is allowed in the course.
The NXT Clicker is not recommended; it is no longer available for purchase at the NDSU Bookstore
I already have an NXT ClickerUpgrade to the new QT Device with a 1-year or 4-year license; both options include a bonus ResponseWare license

If you have a Web-enabled device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop), you can purchase ResponseWare license to turn your device into a clicker

Note: Before you purchase, check with your instructor to find out if ResponseWare is allowed in the course.

Must purchase a 1-year Turning Account License ($24.95) to re-register an NXT clicker

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How to register your clicker via Blackboard

Get directions for registering your NXT, QT or ResponseWare license in Turning Technologies document below.
Blackboard for TurningPoint Cloud Participants

After you've registered in one Blackboard course, you are automatically registered in any other Blackboard course in which you're enrolled that uses clickers.

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How to use your clicker

Get started using your clicker device:

If your instructor allows use of smartphones, tablets or laptops to submit responses in class, get started using ResponseWare:

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Benefits of using clickers as a student

  • You answer questions in private--no need for you to raise your hand and be called upon. This can encourage shy students to participate more readily.
  • The answers are collected almost instantly. This allows you and your professor to make efficient use of your time together as a class.
  • The system will give a summary of all the answers transmitted right after the question ends, giving you and your instructor valuable and immediate feedback. With this feedback, your instructor will know what points need more discussion and explanation, and which points are understood.
  • It is another reason to stay awake in class.

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How to take care of your clicker

  • Bring your clicker to every class period.
  • Replace the AAA alkaline batteries at your own expense when required. The battery icon in the top right corner of the readout will tell you how much battery life is left in your clicker.

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What to do if you lose your clicker

  • First, check the classroom(s), local lost and founds, and check with your instructors in case the clicker was found and turned in.
  • If you still can't find it, contact the IT Help Desk to report it as lost. If the clicker is turned into the IT Help Desk, we will contact you.
  • If you need to replace your clicker before it is found and turned in, you will have to return to the registration tool in your Blackboard course and register your new Device ID number. Tell your instructor what your new Device ID number is so that he/she can update the roster to reflect that change.

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How to buy/sell or lend/borrow clickers

Students can buy/sell clickers from other students. The student who is buying the unit will be able to register the unit as his/her own using the registration tool in the Blackboard course. 

It is not advisable for two or more students to share the same clicker during a semester because each Device ID is unique to the student.

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What to do if your clicker stops working

If your clicker stops working, please take it to the NDSU Bookstore for replacement.
PLEASE NOTE:

  • If your clicker turns off fairly quickly, it isn't faulty. The clickers are set up to do that to save battery life.
  • With new clickers, you need to pull the battery tab on the back of the unit before using.

 

 

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Last Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:49:06 AM