Audience Response Systems

Audience Response Systems create interactivity between a presenter and his/her audience by allowing large groups of people to vote on a topic or answer a question. Depending on the solution chosen, each person has a device with which selections can be made, or a mobile device that they can use to respond. 

Benefits to use

  • Improve attentiveness
  • Increase knowledge retention
  • Poll anonymously
  • Track individual responses
  • Display polling results immediately
  • Create an interactive learning environment
  • Confirm audience understanding of key points immediately
  • Gather data for reporting and analysis

Getting Started

St. Thomas offers two Audience Response Systems for faculty and staff to use.

  • Poll Everywhere - a web-based technology that allows respondents to participate via text massages or a web interface.

  • TurningPoint (clickers) - a handheld device is required to poll respondents