Clickers (aka Student Response System, or SRS) are an instant feedback tool. Students have a response pad, similar to a TV remote control with which they can answer questions posed by the instructor. Instructor is working at a computer equipped with a clicker receiver (a small USB device) that gathers the students' responses. Answers can be instantly displayed or simply saved. Questions can be as simple as yes/no or multiple choice.
Clickers can be used anonymously, or can be associated with a student id and used for some quizzing or student grade association.
Typically, the software is integrated into a PowerPoint presentation, which will the display results in real time.
Faculty, staff and students at the University of Saskatchewan
Ability to immediately assess student comprehension and learning
Ability to track student trends and participation over time