What are Clickers?
Clickers are keypads that students can use to answer multiple-choice questions that can then be checked automatically. They can be used as a test tool [link], for interim tests, for example, and a s didactic tool. In the latter case, they can be used to:

  • Check the entry level of students so that the lecture can be adapted accordingly.
  • Interrupt a normal lecture to allow students to process the material by asking questions.
  • Give homework assignments an added impetus by answering questions in a classical way and processing them quickly.
  • Publish the results of interim questions to students by Clicker number so they know where they are in their development compared to their peers.

How does it work?
Each student has a keypad linked to his or her ID number. At the start of the test, each student gets a unique test on paper with a specific form number that the student transmits using the keypad. The central receiver, controlled by the lecturer, then sees which ID number is linked to which test. In the break all the answers received are checked digitally and the results are generated per ID number. After the break the answers are discussed and then published on OASE.

Teach offers a Clickers training that lasts three hours, with a focus on both the technical and didactic use of the Clicker. There is also a student support group to help lecturers in the functional use of Clickers.

If you would like to experience how the Clicker is used in educational situations, check the study guide for the subjects that use them and contact the respective lecturer.

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Get started!
If you would like to test out the system, you can borrow a demo set from the Clickerhelpdesk. The receiver, that is paired with the Clickers of the students, is available in all teaching rooms.

Would you like get started on your own? Download the software and read through the following guides.

1. Installation
2. Flow and powerpoint
3. Digital Testing
4. Clickers without powerpoint