Student Response Systems
Student response systems provide opportunities for engaging students in large and small classes. There are two supported student response systems at UGA: Top Hat and Turning Point.
Turning Point is a system aimed entirely at engaging students in q&a, typically in a live setting. Top Hat is a platform that has expanded beyond simple student response to include options for lecture recording, auto-grading for quizzes, and an add-on for remote exam proctoring.
|Features||Top Hat||Turning Point|
|Bring Your Own Device||Yes||Yes, if permitted by instructor (ResponseWare / Turning Point Mobile)|
|Cost to Student||
Top Hat Basic: Free
Top Hat Pro:
In your instructor account you can designate different courses as either “Basic” or “Pro”.
For a list of features available in Basic vs. Pro, see:
These prices are available to students when they use their UGA email address to create a Turning Account. Step-by-step directions are available at Turning Point for Students. Clickers and Licenses are also available at the UGA Bookstore, but may be priced differently.
QT Clicker + Turning Subscription
Turning Subscription only
|Question Type||Multiple choice, sorting, word answer, click-on-target, matching, numeric answer||
Turning Point Clicker: Multiple Choice Short Answer Numeric Response True/False Matching Essay Demographic Assignment Priority Ranking
ResponseWare: multiple-choice, alphanumeric, multiple response and short answer questions.
Allows SMS answering with BYOD
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- Kolikant, Y., Drane, D., & Calkins, S. (2010). Clickers as catalysts for transformation of teachers. College Teaching, 58(4), 127-135.
- Voelkel, S., & Bennett, D. (2014). New uses for a familiar technology: Introducing mobile phone polling in large classes. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 51(1), 46-58.