How do clickers work?

The diagram below gives an overview of the clicker system.

Clicker system

To be able to create polls and receive polling results, you must have the TurningPoint software installed on your computer.

Then, there are two (non exclusive) ways for students to answer your polls:

  1. Using a clicker box, i.e. a ‘hardware’ clicker (officially called a ResponseCard).
          ► You need a receiver to collect clicker responses;
  2. Using a smartphone or any other internet enabled device.
          ► You need a ResponseWare Instructor Account, which gives you access to the EPFL shared licence and allows you to collect internet responses

For information on installation and setup, please see the following web pages: