Students: Clickers

What are Clickers?

Clickers are a student response system (SRS) that allows instructors to pose questions and gather students' responses during a lecture. At the University of Arizona, the university supported response system is called TurningPoint. The different student response options are a TurningPoint "clicker" device (QT2 or QT) or the TurningPoint mobile app. Faculty have the option of allowing students to use a physical clicker device and/or the mobile app. It's important to ask your instructor if they allow for the use of the mobile app. Some instructors do not allow phones, tablets, or laptops to be used in class, thus, you may be required to purchase the clicker device. 

If you plan to purchase the clicker you will want to review sections 1 and 2 below to purchase and register your clicker properly to use in class. See section 4, if you only plan to use the mobile app as it will just require you to purchase a subscription license and not the clicker. 

UA Campus Supported Clicker Models

QT2 QT Mobile App for iOS or Android
QT2 Clicker QT Clicker Mobile App
QT2 (Quick Start Guide) QT (Quick Start Guide) ***Only if instructor allows***

If you decide to try and use a clicker model other than the ones listed above and you have issues you will need to contact Turning Technologies support directly at 1 (866) 746-3015. The clicker support staff on campus will only provide support to clickers listed above. 

For more useful information see the Tips and FAQs page by clicking on the link in the left hand navigation menu. 

Note: If you purchase a clicker you MUST get it properly registered and have an active license subscription to receive credit for using it in your courses.

1. Clicker Instructions: I'm choosing to use a physical QT2/QT clicker

View purchase and registration instructions for use of the QT2 or QT clicker.

You have chosen or your instructor has required the use of a physical clicker device in class. The below sections will walk you through how to purchase and properly register your QT2 clicker. Keep in mind your purchase of a QT2 clicker from the UA Bookstore or from Turning will come with a 5-year subscription license. Once you have registered that license to your Turning student account you will be able to use either your physical QT2 clicker in class or the TurningPoint mobile app (if your instructor allows use of mobile app). 

How to Purchase a QT2 Clicker

Learn how to purchase a QT2 clicker from the UA Bookstore or from Turning.

There are two recommended ways you can go about purchasing a clicker to use on the UA campus.

  • Purchase from UA Bookstore - cost approximately $75-80
     
    • This is the easiest and suggested option. The clicker will come with a 5-year subscription license (subscription code on card attached to device) with the ability to respond with any web-enabled device via the TurningPoint mobile app. (Use of mobile app is at the discretion of the instructor)
       
    • You can use your Bursar's account and are able to use financial aid to help pay for the clicker if necessary and will receive the clicker immediately upon purchase.

Note: After purchase, upon removing clicker from it's packaging a card will be attached to the clicker that has the Subscription Code written on it. DO NOT lose or throw away this card as you will need it to properly register the clicker and subscription. Instructions for that are below in the "How to Register Your QT2 Clicker" section.

  • Purchase Online from Turning Student Store - cost $59 + shipping
     
    • Go to https://store.turningtechnologies.com. If you don't have a Turning Technologies account it will prompt you to create an account with your UA email address. The QT2 clicker will come with a 5-year subscription license with the ability to respond with any web-enabled device via the mobile app. (Use of mobile app is at the discretion of the instructor)
       
    • You are NOT able to use financial aid to help pay for the clicker. 
       
    • You will be required to use a debit/credit card to purchase and will have to wait until it is shipped to you to receive the clicker. Shipping can take between 4-5 days. 
       

You could also borrow a clicker from a friend or another student who is no longer using their clicker. This will still require the purchase of a subscription license from the Turning Technologies online store. If you are sharing a clicker with another student keep in mind that you cannot use the same clicker if you are both in the same class.

Note: If you purchase or borrow a clicker you MUST get it properly registered to your Turning account to receive credit for using it in your courses.

Note: It is not recommended that you plan on just using your mobile device with the app and purchasing ONLY a subscription license as not all instructors allow the use of the mobile app. It is best to purchase a clicker with a subscription as that covers you if you have a class where the physical clicker device is required as well as a class that allows for mobile app use.

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How to Register Your QT2 Clicker

Learn how to properly register your QT2 clicker for successful use in class. 

Once you have purchased your clicker you need to get it properly registered to be able to receive credit for using it in your classes. There are (3) three main tasks you need to complete to get your clicker registered successfully (Subscription, Response Device, LMS).

If you are a new student, just purchased your clicker, and have never created a Turning Technologies account before follow the below steps.

  1. Log in to D2L using your NetID and Password. (http://d2l.arizona.edu)
  2. Select the course you want to enter under My Courses.My Courses
  3. Click on UA Tools on the navbar, and select Clickers from the drop-down menu. Some courses, specifically within Eller college, may not have the UA Tools option on the navbar. If that is the case, contact your instructor or Eller IT staff to find out where the "Clickers" link is located within your course. UA Tools Clickers
  4. You will then be redirected to the Turning website, and will need to create an account if you don't already have one with your University of Arizona email address. The necessary information (such as your email, first name, last name, role) is pre-populated. Choose the correct country in the Country dropdown menu. Click on the End User License Agreement check box. 
  5. Click the Continue button.
     New User Registration
     
  6. Click the Let's get started button. It will then walk you through step-by-step entering in a subscription code, your clicker ID, and making sure you are connected to the Brightspace LMS.
     Let's Get Started Welcome Screen
     
  7. Enter in your subscription code. If you purchased from the UA Bookstore this code is on the card that was included in the box that your clicker came in. (Optionally, if you don't have a subscription and need to purchase one, select one of the subscription options to purchase on the right hand side of the screen.) Click the Next button in lower right corner.
     Enter Subscription Code
  8. Enter in your Clicker Code. It is a 6-digit code located on the back of your clicker. (NOTE: If you won't be using a clicker and will just be using the TurningPoint app (the mobile application) you can choose the "Only use mobile device option" on right hand side.) Click the Next button in lower right corner.Enter Clicker Code

     

  9. If you by chance chose to purchase a subscription from the previous subscription screen the next steps would be to go through the billing, shipping, and payment screens to purchase that subscription. We won't show those here as what you purchased from the UA bookstore included a subscription so shouldn't be necessary. 
  10. The next screen verifies that your Turning student account is connected to Brightspace (D2L). Having your account connected to Brightspace (D2L) allows your instructor to send clicker grades to D2L. Click the Next button in the lower right corner.LMS Connection

     

  11. Click the Finish button in the lower right corner. 
     Finish Screen
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2. Mobile Instructions: I'm choosing to use the TurningPoint mobile app

View instructions on how to download the mobile app and purchase a TurningPoint subscription license.

You have chosen and your instructor has allowed the use of the TurningPoint mobile app. The below sections will walk you through how to download the mobile app on your mobile device as well as how to purchase a subscription license for your Turning account. To respond to polls with the TurningPoint mobile app it does require you to have an active subscription license applied to your Turning account.

Download the TurningPoint Mobile App

Learn how to download and install the TurningPoint mobile app on your mobile device.

Note: Use of the mobile app is at instructor's discretion and remember, you still need to purchase a subscription license to use the app in class.

Online User Manuals for the Mobile App

TurningPoint App for iOS User Guide

TurningPoint App for Android User Guide

Install TurningPoint App for iOS

  1. On your iOS device, tap the App Store icon.
  2. Search for "TurningPoint". 
  3. The app icon will look like the below logo. 
    TurningPoint App Logo
  4. Tap the Get button to install the app on your device. 
  5. Once installed, tap the TurningPoint app icon on your device to open up the app. 
  6. Sign in with your Turning student account using your UA  email address. 

Install TurningPoint App for Android

  1. On your Android device, tap the Google Play Store icon. 
  2. Search for "TurningPoint". 
  3. The app icon will look like the below logo.
    TurningPoint App Logo
  4. Tap the Install button to install the app on your device. 
  5. Once installed, tap the TurningPoint app icon on your device to open up the app. 
  6. Sign in with your Turning student account using your UA email address. 
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Purchase Subscription License for Turning Account

Learn how to purchase a subscription license so you can use the TurningPoint mobile app in class.

The below instructions will walk you through how to create a student Turning account and purchase a TurningPoint subscription license. If you already have a student Turning account then see section 3 "Check Status of Registration" to see how to purchase a subscription license from your profile page. 

  1. Log in to D2L using your NetID and Password. (http://d2l.arizona.edu)
  2. Select the course you want to enter under My Courses.My Courses
  3. Click on UA Tools on the navbar, and select Clickers from the drop-down menu. Some courses, specifically within Eller college, may not have the UA Tools option on the navbar. If that is the case, contact your instructor or Eller IT staff to find out where the "Clickers" link is located within your course. UA Tools Clickers
  4. You will then be redirected to the Turning website, and will need to create an account if you don't already have one with your University of Arizona email address. The necessary information (such as your email, first name, last name, role) is pre-populated. Choose the correct country in the Country dropdown menu. Click on the End User License Agreement check box. Click the Continue button.New User Registration
     
  5. Click the Let's get started button. It will then walk you through step-by-step purchasing a subscription, choosing your response option, and making sure you are connected to the Brightspace LMS.
     Let's Get Started Welcome Screen
  6. Select one of the subscription options along the right side. Your options are 1 term, 1 year, 2 year, 3 year, or 5 year subscription. Click the Next button in the lower right corner. 
     Select Subscription Option
     
  7. Select the option for "Only use mobile device". Click the Next button in the lower right corner. 
     Use Mobile Device
     
  8. Review your cart to verify your order and click the Next button in the lower right corner. 
     Review Cart
     
  9. Enter in all of your billing and shipping information and click the Next button in the lower right corner. 
     Billing Form
     
  10. Choose your delivery option. For subscriptions, just choose electronic delivery. Subscriptions do not get shipped. They get automatically applied to your Turning account. Click the Next button in the lower right corner.  
     Delivery option
     
  11. Verify your order, billing, and shipping address and click the Next button in the lower right corner. 
     Verify order
     
  12. Enter in your credit card information and select the Pay button.
     Payment Screen
     
  13. Confirm your order on the order confirmation page and click the Next button in the lower right corner. 
     Order Confirmation
     
  14. If you are connected to your Learning Management System (LMS) you will see a green checkmark. If you do not see a green checkmark, click connect to authorize. Click the Next button in the lower right corner. 
     LMS Connection
     
  15. Click the Finish button in the lower right corner. 
     Finish Screen

     

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3. Check Status of Registration and Subscription

Learn how to frequently check the status of your clicker registration and subscription status.

If before every school year you want to check the status of your clicker registration to ensure that it will work for the classes you will take that year please follow the steps below.

  1. Please access the course that is using clickers by logging on to http://d2l.arizona.edu with your NetID and Password.
  2. Select the course you want to enter under My Courses.My Courses

     

  3. Click on UA Tools on the navbar, and select Clickers from the drop-down menu. Some courses, specifically within Eller college, may not have the UA Tools option on the navbar. If that is the case, contact your instructor or Eller IT staff to find out where the "Clickers" link is located within your course. UA Tools Clickers

     

  4. Click on the Profile icon in the upper right corner and select Profile
     Profile Icon Selection
     
  5. Verify that you have a green checkmark next to each category (Subscriptions, Response Devices, Learning Management System) on your Turning Technologies account profile. 

    If you don't have a green checkmark next to Subscriptions it is because you don't have an active subscription. It could be that your previous subscription has expired or you haven't yet entered in a subscription code if you recently bought your clicker from the UA Bookstore. If you have a subscription code to enter you can enter it in the box that says "Add or Purchase a Subscription" and enter in the code in the provided box and click Save. If you don't have a subscription code you will need to purchase a new subscription by clicking on the Go Purchase a Subscription button.

    If you don't have a green checkmark next to Response Devices that means you haven't entered in a Clicker ID. To add your clicker ID click Add or Purchase a Clicker. Locate the Clicker ID on the back of your clicker and enter that in the provided field that says "Clicker ID" and click Save.  Verify that the Clicker ID listed here is the same as the clicker you intend to use in your classes. If you need to purchase a new clicker you have the option to purchase a clicker bundle from Turning by clicking on the Go Purchase a Clicker button. (NOTE: If you are just going to use the TurningPoint app (mobile application) and won't be using a clicker you may not have a green checkmark for this category and don't need one since you won't be using a physical clicker device.)

    If you don't have a checkmark next to Learning Management System then completely exit out of your browser. Open up a new browser window and go to http://d2l.arizona.edu and log in with your UA NetID and Password. Then access your course and click on the UA Tools menu and choose Clickers. You then should have a green checkmark next to the Learning Management Systems category. 
     TurningPoint Profile Page
     
  6. If you have green check marks next to each category then you should be ready to use your clicker! Just remember to always bring your clicker device to class!
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