Personal Response Systems

Personal response systems help instructors engage students during classroom time. Responses can be recorded and assimilated to enhance teaching techniques in real time.  Most systems give instructors reporting tools to analyze students responses, and are integrated into the LMS.


The iClicker response system allows faculty to engage students through pre-selected questions or ad-hoc questions that are asked during class. Students with iClicker devices can then answer the questions and have their responses recorded using the provided software.

iClicker provides the following options for faculty:

  • Assessment of student understanding of course topics in real-time and adjust instruction if needed
  • The ability to collect information on individual student participation in the class
  • Option to replace in-class quizzes with graded responses from students, and post individual quiz and participation scores to Blackboard Learn

Participating campuses: Bakersfield, Chico, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Long Beach, Pomona, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San José, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, Sonoma, Stanislaus

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Turning Technologies is used for learning engagement and assessment services focused on improving teaching and learner success. Their solutions manage, enhance and deliver instructional and assessment content in ways that improve learner success while collecting critical data for use in meaningful ways.

Participating campuses: Channel Islands, Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Northridge, San Jose

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CPS delivers real-time formative assessment and provides feedback at the moment of instruction. When CPS is used to power Pulse clicker technology,reports are generated for a more in-depth look at student performance. Select from numerous reporting options including item analysis, study guide, instructor summary reports, and more, to analyze what students understand and where they need extra attention.

Participating campuses: San Bernardino, San Francisco, Stanislaus