Office of Smith IT can help Business School faculty get started and demo the
technology. Just send a request to
email@example.com and well be glad to
schedule a time to talk with you about it. If you want to borrow some of our
loaner hardware we can help with that on a first come-first served basis. (See
Hardware available below)
Smith School Faculty may borrow response pads
("clickers") for their students on a
first come-first served basis.
After loaners are gone, students must
purchase a response pad from the campus bookstore or
Turning Technologies. Instructors: Be sure to
request your Turning
Point Clickers set EACH SEMESTER using the form at this
link as soon as you know you will use them. Our current
equipment pool is large enough for 7 classes of 60
students. You will be notified by return email if enough
are available for your class.
IF THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH LOANERS
Please be sure to tell the Bookstore
(Textbook Department) that you plan to use clickers
so they can have enough inventory for your students to
please ask for the
latest model: RF-LCD.
Students may use a web enabled
device such as a Blackberry, iPhone or laptop as their clicker.
The license to use web polling must be purchased, but , is less
expensive than a clicker. There are no web polling licenses in our
loaner pool. INSTRUCTORS- if all your students use this option, it
allows for text answers such as short answers and essays. You can
even gather responses from remote users at the same time as your
face to face students are responding. NOTE: Faculty must
enable their presentation to use RWpoll to accept answers from these
devices- see clickers.umd.edu for more information.
are installed in every classroom in Van Munching Hall,
thanks to a campus initiative to adopt the Turning Point
system as a campus classroom standard. In addition, The
Office of Smith IT can loan a receiver to Business School
faculty teaching off-site. Just fill out the
clicker request form or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are no more loaner clickers available in our loaner pool:
need to purchase a new Turning Point XR Response Pad from the bookstore or
from Turning Technologies.
In addition to campus specific information at
Turning Point website has some
great training materials, quick guides, and regularly scheduled
Instructor led online training sessions.
Great User Guide
for Faculty provided by campus DIT, including many PDF files you can print
if you have any questions or want to schedule a time for a demo.
How to Blackboard demo course in Blackboard has an "Info for
Students" menu item that includes a clicker info folder. More for
Students can be found at
http://www.clickers.umd.edu under the student tab. Information and
links there include:
Used Turning Point Clickers
- If your XR clicker has firmware version 1.x or older, you will need to
update it for it to work in VMH. To check the firmware on your used
clicker, go to Menu > Setup > Version. To update the firmware,
download this version 1.0, or, go to 3520 VMH and the helpdesk can
update it for you.
Nothing differs from the
process being used by the campus Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)
except for the pool of loaner hardware that Smith IT maintains.
CTE has developed instructional support and arranged for purchase discounts and
makes it all available from