Stony Brook University utilizes PointSolutions (previously Turning Technologies) polling clickers for interactive, wireless, student responses in classrooms and large lecture halls. PointSolutions allows instructors to float a poll bar above any application, and gives the ability to track each student's performance data generated during a lesson or team activity. This tracking produces student and class performance reports with respect to lessons.

Instructional Uses

Clickers have many uses in a classroom:

Asking real-time, multiple choice, short answer and/or numeric questions for quick concept checking
Gathering data
Administering quizzes
Providing interactive demonstrations
Taking attendance

Virtual Clicker App


In addition to physical clickers, Turning Technologies has a virtual clicker app called ResponseWare. This is now supported for limited use on the Stony Brook University Campuses for use in the classrooms. A Responseware 4 year license is included in the purchase of a new clicker.

Note: We do not suggest that you use it in large lecture settings in particular. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Student FAQs

Instructor FAQs