Selection of New Clicker System

Clicker System Demonstrations UNF’s adopted clicker system, CPS, has been acquired by a competitor and is being retired this academic year. The Center for Instruction and Research Technology and the Campus Technology Committee have been working to identify a replacement system. A market review yielded two options for consideration: iClickers and Turning Technologies. Both solutions will be demonstrated on campus during the week of Monday, March 3, and input will be gathered from faculty and students. Demonstration sessions are open to the campus community. Questions may be directed to Deb Miller, CIRT director deb.miller@unf.edu or x.1416. The sessions are as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 5 - 3 to 4:15 p.m.: Building 39A, J. Brooks Brown Hall Addition, Room 1028, iClickers
  • Friday, March 7 - 9 to 10:15 a.m.: Building 50, Science and Engineering, Room 1202, Turning Technologies
On April 14, 2014, the University Technology Committee endorsed the recommendation from the Campus Technology Committee to select Turning Technologies as the university’s next student response (clicker) system. Implementation will begin Fall 2014. 

About Clickers

Classroom Response Systems, aka clickers, provide a tool to engage students and assess knowledge. Instructors are able to ask objective and subjective questions. Questions may come from the instructor or as part of a publisher’s textbook package. Questions are displayed for each student to view and respond to with a remote control device. A receiver picks up the student’s response and sends it to software loaded on a computer, providing instant feedback to instructor and student. These systems are also known as audience response systems, classroom performance systems, student response systems, or just clickers.  

 

 
clickersUNF has standardized with the  eInstruction CPS system . The CPS software is installed on all classroom computers, and the receiver can be installed in any classroom being used by an instructor who has adopted the system. Faculty will find directions for adopting the system here and may contact   CIRT for more information. 

 

Students purchase clickers from the bookstore for $23.75 and register them online each semester for $10, or use the lifetime registration option for $21.