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Classroom Audience Response Systems for Instructors

A classroom audience response system uses a handheld remote (clicker) to collect student responses to questions posed by the instructor. Student data is recorded and then displayed on a results graph via software on the instructor’s computer.

As of Fall 2011, i>clicker is the centrally-supported audience response system on the UMass Amherst campus. Support for the previous clicker system (eInstruction’s PRS) was discontinued after Spring 2011.

i>clicker may be used as a simple tool to provide instant, anonymous feedback, or as a tool to promote active learning in the classroom and give students credit for class participation or performance.

For additional information on i>clicker, see:

Help with i>clicker for Instructors

OIT/Academic Computing provides instructors with workshops and one-on-one consultations on the use of i>clicker. See https://etna.oit.umass.edu/public/workshops for a schedule of upcoming workshops or schedule a consultation by contacting the Instructional Media Lab ( 545-2823 or email instruct@oit.umass.edu).

Last Updated: Apr. 03, 2012