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Clicker FAQ (updated 7/28/16)  

Instructors may choose to use Clickers in the classroom. Clickers allow you to participate in polls, engage in class competitions and games, and provide feedback to your instructor. Some instructors also use clickers for quizzing and testing. 

Your instructor will let you know if you need to use a clicker for their class.


Changes to the Clicker Registration Process

Beginning in 2016 Fall students will now need the following 3 things in order to receive credit for using a clicker in their class: LICENSE CODE; CLICKER and REGISTER THROUGH BOLT.


How is this different from before? Previously you just needed to have a clicker and had to just register the device ID. Now you will need to obtain a license code in addition to the device ID. You will need to register both the device ID and license code with your Turning Account.


What is my Turning Account? The software we use for clickers is provided by a company named Turning Technologies. They recently moved everything to the 'cloud' and this requires everyone to create a 'Turning Account' in order to use clickers in the classrooms. Both students and instructors will need to have Turning Accounts.


How can I create my Turning Account? You MUST create your Turning Account via the link in BOLT. It is available in the 2016 Fall Clicker Registration widget, or as a link in the Student Resources menu.


How do I know if I need a clicker? Check with your instructors. Not all instructors use clickers in their classes. Your instructors will let you know if they require you to have a clicker for their class.


What if I am a new student or an existing student who needs to purchase a clicker for the first time? You will need to purchase a clicker AND a license. They are sold as a bundle both online through Turning Account or at the BU Bookstore. The best purchase option for new students is to buy the 4 yr. bundle for $60.99 which comes with a $20.99 rebate so your total cost will be $40.


Do I need to purchase a license if I had a clicker registered in 2015 Summer, 2015 Fall, 2015 Winter or 2016 Spring? No. If you had a device registered during any of those semesters, then you will be given a free license to use. You should have received an email from '' indicating that you had a Turning Account created. This account includes a license. Just use the Clicker Registration Link in the widget or Student Resources to access your Turning Account and register your Device ID. 


What if I already have a clicker, but don't have a license? Please check your Turning Account and make sure there is not a license code associated with it. (You will see a green check under the License icon if there is).  If there is not, then you will need to purchase just the license. The option to do that is available through your Turning Account by clicking the 'Add a License' or you can purchase it at the Bookstore.


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