For immediate feedback about student understanding, we recommend the use of a student response system. Student response systems allow instructors to ask a question and track immediate responses from students.

Student response systems are often used to:

  • Maintain students’ attention during a lecture
  • Promote active student engagement
  • Promote discussion and collaboration during a class
  • Check for student understanding
  • Teach in a way that adapts to the immediate learning needs of students

At Syracuse University, we support the TurningPoint student response system. TurningPoint allows instructors to:

  • Gauge the comprehension in the classroom
  • Administer a poll
  • Help students review for an upcoming assessment
  • Manage polling participants, content, session data, and generate reports
  • Allow polling from hand-held clickers or web-enabled devices
  • Integrate polling with PowerPoint presentations

Learn more about integrating TurningPoint into your classroom at