Student Response Systems facilitate student interaction and feedback in lectures, presentations and other educational settings. They can also be used for in-class surveys and formative and even summative assessment. This page gathers some useful links:

Meetoo institutional pilot

Runs until August 2017, supports up to 1000 students per meeting.


Research into the use of Student Response Systems | a few carefully selected papers

Turn to your neighbour | official peer instruction blog based on work by Eric Mazur

Using SRS for student self-efficacy and learning | Fabio Arico, University of East Anglia, HEA project (2014)

Comprehensive bibliography | Derek Bruff, Director, Vanderbilt Center for Teaching

Clicker Resources | University of British Columbia – great set of links and an instructors’ guide.

User Groups

ESTICT Network: Engaging Students Through In-Class Technology
This UK online group also runs one-day events several times each year.

Discussion list for enhancing learning via electronic voting systems

Turning Point

The main system we use at Southampton. The Library has sets that can be borrowed.

Turning Point UK | TP US | user guides | tutorials | iSolutions help page | Turning Technologies account

ResponseWare guide (tutors) | ResponseWare guide (students)

Turning Point 4 guides – obsolete with v5, but maybe still useful.

Online systems

Online Student Response Systems compared – an up-to-date summary I created of the systems I know of, with links to more detailed reviews.


Overview of Student Response Systems | List of SRS | Ros Walker, University of Sheffield (2014)

onlineTED – free from Technische Universität München | my review

polleverywhere – vote online or by SMS, up to 25 free then licenced | my review

Polls by Blackboard is now discontinued | review | my review

mQlicker – integrates with PowerPoint, site licence pricing

Shakespeak – vote online or by SMS, up to 20 free then licenced





Bing Pulse


Twitter polls – 

ParticiPoll | my review |

Other resources

Thursday 15 July 2010 Ways to improve learning with EVS by Steve Draper, Glasgow University. You can watch a recording of this entertaining, informative and thought-provoking talk.


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