We do not allow multiple students to share a single clicker. By implementing this policy we aim to avoid confusion with the Turning Technologies software – which receives your responses – and Canvas which assigns point values to your name. Sharing clickers results in clicker points being misallocated to students; in most cases you – and your friend – will not receive any points from a shared clicker.

What if I have a question about clicker points on Canvas?

Most instructors have their own policy regarding clicker points on Canvas. Please consult your instructor’s course syllabus for exact information. When asking your instructor about clicker points, be prepared to have your device ID handy.

What if my clicker isn’t functioning properly?

Email clickers@oregonstate.edu to make an appointment, where we can test your device.

Each class using clickers is assigned a different channel. Your clicker must be on the correct channel to send responses.

  • Press any button to turn on your clicker
  • Press the channel button
  • Enter the channel number
  • Submit the channel number either by clicking the channel button again or by pressing "OK" using the LCD screen prompts on the QT device. And the light will turn green if the channel matches.

When your response is received your clicker will display a checkmark underneath your answer as a confirmation.

There is also a “toolbox” option on all clickers. Responses cannot be sent from within the toolbox. When in doubt press the back arrow repeatedly to exit to the main screen before submitting an answer.



You must register your clicker on Canvas before using it in class.

  • Go to Canvas: http://oregonstate.instructure.com
  • Navigate to the left sidebar menu of the Canvas dashboard.
  • Click on Account > Settings > Turning Clicker Registration
  • Login with your OSU email address (ONID)@oregonstate.edu.

To add a license:

  • Click on the License box and then Add a License.
  • Type in the code on your license card and hit redeem.

To add a device:

  • Click on the Device box and then Add a device.
  • Type in your device ID located on the backside of your clicker.

Once you log into your Turning Account through Canvas there is an 'Enroll' option on the left navigation menu.

Please ignore that.  As you have reached this menu you are set due to seeing three checkmarks.


Clicker support: If you get stuck anywhere in the process please feel free to email clickers@oregonstate.edu for assistance / to make an appointment.


Your QT clicker may look slightly different in appearance from another student’s due to different firmware versions. For those who still have NXT clickers, there are currently as many as three different firmware versions around campus; all of which are valid. Such differences include:

  • Checkmark response confirmation vs. smiley response confirmation
  • Backlit LCD screen
  • Multi-directional buttons vs. bi-directional buttons surrounding the submit button

For QT clickers, you should have the checkmark response, backlit screen and multi-directional buttons.