Clickers (Audience Response Systems)

Clickers or audience response systems are tools used to rapidly measure and analyze an audience’s response to a poll.

Audience response systems typically are software applications that capture responses from electronic devices. The ARS software will normally provide instructors with the ability to add special slides to PowerPoint. Depending on the vendor other options are available.

Here are the software downloads for both PC and Mac for Turning Technologies

Essential Requirements

The Turning Technologies clickers will work on a Mac or PC computer with a USB port. You must also have the Turning Technologies receiver and transmitters (clickers). TurningPoint response can also be captured from mobile devices and laptops with ResponseWare.


Software for both Windows and the Mac can be found at the TurningPoint upgrade site.

Learning resources information

Reading List

Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of clickers.

Key Weblinks

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand clickers and their capabilities.


Here are a number of great ideas for using clickers in an education environment.

Clickerless Polling Systems

Here are a number of great ways that you poll an audience without clickers.

Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use the TurningPoint response systems.

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