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So, you want to use the SMART Response system in your classroom? Want to know how to set up the system and engage your students with the "remotes?" Maybe you have done a few basics with the system, but want to take things a little further.  That's great, because this tutorial can help you!

What is the SMART Response System?

Basically, it consists of a set of "remotes" or "clickers" that students can use to answer questions on the SMART Board, giving both teachers and students immediate feedback.  Teachers can prepare either single questions or entire quizzes using this system, and each student in the class has his/her remote to use to answer the questions. Benefits of using the SMART Response system include
  • immediate feedback for teachers and students
  • increased student engagement
  • eases student anxiety by allowing anonymity
  • easy analysis of student understanding
  • can be used for formative or summative assessments
  • instantly saves students' results
  • and more...
Outline of tutorial
This tutorial is designed to guide you through the basics of setting up and using the SMART Response system. Use the links below or on the sidebar to the left to go to the lesson you need.

If this is your first time here, begin on the "Starting Out" page.  If you have been here before and are returning, go to the next section after the last one you completed.

  • Starting Out - guides you in downloading the SMART Response software, describes the needed hardware, and names your class
  • Stage 1 - Single Questions - shows you how to add, administer and view results of a single question for your class
  • Stage 2 - Creating Quizzes - teaches you how to create, administer and view results of a multiple question quiz
  • Stage 3 - Using Class Rosters - focuses on creating student lists in classes and giving/viewing results of quizzes using these lists
  • Additional SMART Resources - provides links to further SMART Response tutorials as well as links to premade SMART Response Quizzes