What is a clicker?A clicker is a student response system used in some VCU classes to take attendance, answer quizzes, and help facilitate classroom discussions.
As of December 1st 2017, VCU announced it will transition its official student response system from Turning Technologies to Top Hat.
Spring 2018 is the last semester that the Turning Technology system and corresponding response devices will be used. In Fall 2018 all classes using a student response system will use Top Hat.
The Turning Technology system requires the purchase and use of a branded response device as well as a subscription code for each user account. The Top Hat system will only require the purchase of a subscription code for each user account and students will use their own personal mobile device to submit responses.
While both systems were designed to be cost-effective due to their ability to be used in multiple classes within the same semester and in subsequent semesters, Top Hat will hopefully prove to be a more affordable solution due to its ability to work without the need of specific branded device to submit responses.
Virginia Book Company will monitor the transition updates announced by VCU so that we can continue to offer the most up-to-date information and guidance to current and new VCU students.