Is it a challenge to get your students to participate, especially in larger classes?
To help meet this challenge, CIRT has been working with faculty members to deploy classroom
response system technology campus-wide. Using a classroom response system, a faculty member
can survey students during lectures with results displayed real-time. In a classroom that is
equipped with these response systems, each student has a handheld device at their desk and
presses their choice upon the direction of the faculty member. All responses are collected
by infrared transmission and then summarized results are displayed automatically as a histogram.
Instructors can save and download this data for analysis and grading.
The InterWrite PRS (Personal Response System) web site offers documentation and short training videos, discussion groups, and more.
To see a demo of the PRS Classroom Response system, contact Heather Millick, Academic
Technology Support Specialist. She may be reached by phone at 2479 or by e-mail at
To find out how you can have this system available for use in your classroom, contact the Help Desk x2910