Making a Smooth Transition from iClicker to Top Hat’s Classroom Response System

Date : Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Time : 12:00 pm–1:00 pm (EST)
Audience: Advisers, General Staff, Instructors, Instructors at Commonwealth Campuses

Presented by: Teaching with Technology Series

Series: Engaging Student Series

Are you transitioning from iClickers to Top Hat’s classroom response system and are interested in how to make a smooth transition? This session will focus on instructors that currently use iClickers, but will be transitioning to the Top Hat’s teaching platform’s classroom response system. Facilitators and participants will discuss pedagogical reasons for using student response systems and goals for implementation. Exploration of Top Hat’s response system’s similarities to iClickers, examining how the teaching platform provides immediate feedback from quizzes and polls, and viewing the correctness and participation data that is available will be reviewed.

Additional advantages of using the Top Hat response system to promote active and collaborative learning will be examined. Later in the session, instructors that have already adopted Top Hat’s classroom response system will share their experiences with transitioning instructors and provide an opportunity for questions.

Since Top Hat’s classroom response system uses laptops, tablets and phones to respond to polls and quizzes whether in a physical or virtual classroom, students can leave their “clickers” at home!

Note: Penn State’s iClicker support will end in May 2022.

Prerequisite: Penn State Top Hat account created.

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