Clickers: Use a Mobile Device as a Clicker

Summary

How to use your mobile device (phone, tablet, or laptop) as a response device in your class.

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Logging in to a PointSolutions App Session | Logging in to a PointSolutions Web Session | Responding to Multiple Choice Polling Questions | Responding to Short Answer, Numeric or Essay Questions

Overview

Students can use their mobile devices as clickers/response devices by downloading the PointSolutions app, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. After signing in to their Echo360 PointSolutions account, students will be able to join a session from the app.

Students may also participate in polling sessions via their web browser by visiting ttpoll.com/ and signing into their Echo360 account before joining a session on a web browser. All participants using PointSolutions must use the NetID@tennessee.edu format when creating accounts and logging in to a polling session. This will ensure the participant is connected to the correct profile and session data is saved correctly.

Below are step-by-step instructions for logging in to a polling session using the PointSolutions app and web browser. This article also contains brief supplementary instructions on how to respond to multiple-choice, short-answer, numeric, and essay questions using the PointSolutions app on a mobile device.

Instructions

Logging in to a PointSolutions App Session

This two-minute video demonstrates how to join a polling session using the PointSolutions app on a mobile device. Please note that the video reflects an older version of the app and uses TurningPoint branding, but the process is otherwise identical. 

  1. Open the PointSolutions App on your device.
  2. Tap Sign In.
  3. Enter your NetID@tennessee.edu email and tap Sign In. **Please follow this email format (NetID@tennessee.edu) to avoid missing points or session data. (2024 Update)
  4. Enter your NetID and UT Password. Tap Login.
  5. Enter the Session ID provided by your instructor in the Enter Session ID field.
  6. Tap Join Session.

Logging in to a PointSolutions Web Session

This two-minute video demonstrates how to join a polling session from your browser. 

  1. Open a web browser on your device.
  2. Go to ttpoll.com
  3. Click Sign In in the upper right.
  4. Enter your NetID@tennessee.edu email and tap Sign In. **Please follow this email format (NetID@tennessee.edu) to avoid missing points or session data. (2024 Update)
  5. Enter your NetID and UT Password. Tap Login.
  6. Enter the Session ID provided by your instructor in the Enter Session ID field.
  7. Tap Join Session.

Responding to Multiple Choice Polling Questions from a Mobile Device using the PointSolutions App

During live assessment polling the question and answer choices are displayed.

  1. Tap the number or letter that corresponds to the answer choice(s).
    NOTE: You can change your answer while polling is open if the question is not set to only accept your first response. After polling is closed, the results are displayed.
     
  2. To view the question, tap QUESTION
  3. To return to the chart, tap CHART.

Responding to Short Answer, Numeric, or Essay Questions from a Mobile Device using the PointSolutions App

During live assessment polling, the question and answer choices are displayed.

  1. Tap the blank field next to Send. The on-screen keyboard is displayed.
  2. Enter your response.
  3. Tap Send.

If your answer was successfully sent, the message Response Received is displayed.

Details

Details

Article ID: 118556
Created
Fri 10/16/20 8:56 AM
Modified
Fri 6/14/24 8:31 AM
Environment
Technology Enhanced Classrooms

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