Office of Smith IT can help Business School faculty get started and demo the
technology. Just send a request to
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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
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
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 email@example.com
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
online training sessions.
Full TP Manual
for Turning Point with Powerpoint 2007
Handouts you can print out - including some R.H. Smith specific
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
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