This page provides CPS eInstruction ("Clickers") information for faculty and students.
Clickers are small handheld devices used in the classroom to collect student responses to interactive tests, quizzes, and review questions. The goal of this technology is to promote communication and interaction in the classroom. When used properly, it can also enhance the instructor/student relationship and improve the overall instructional environment. Some examples of uses for clickers include quizzes, tests, practice problems, and classroom surveys.
CPS has many benefits, both for students and faculty. It can help to maintain student attention in large classes by fostering participation, and engaging them with the material. It also provides instant feedback both for the professor and the student to identify gaps in student understanding. This allows faculty to make immediate adjustments to lectures and materials based on real-time feedback. It is also a good way to receive anonymous responses, allowing for honest answers to controversial questions and showing the instructor responses from all students, including those that may have remained silent in a more traditional classroom environment.
If you would like to begin using this software, please contact the Academic Technology Support Center at ATSC.Info@unh.edu to schedule a one-hour training session. If you are having technical issues with the software or hardware, you may visit the ATSC on the third floor of Dimond library. For faculty members already using CPS, common issues are addressed in the faculty CPS trouble-shooting guide. If you wish to receive pedagogical support using CPS with your courses, contact William Webb at the Instructional Development Center (William.Webb@unh.edu).
Download eInstruction CPS Software
IMPORTANT! To stay in sync with the UNH-supported version of CPS eInstruction, never download new CPS software from the eInstruction.com Web site during the semester. Perform CPS downloads using the links below only.
Note: Windows 8 is NOT currently supported.
Mac OS X:
Note: Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) is NOT currently supported.
Video Tutorial: How to Sync Your CPS Course with Blackboard