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Student Response System (SRS)

What is an SRS?

A Student Response System (SRS) is an in-class assessment tool that allows the professor to both receive and provide instant feedback on the effectiveness of their teaching or the extent to which students are learning. This tool also helps instructors activate the classroom and engage the students. These systems were previously referred to as "clickers" because most Student Response Systems required students to purchase a physical device (clicker) to use for responding to polls and questions in the classroom. The newer Student Response System (Top Hat) allows students to use their own mobile device for responses and only requires them to purchase a subscription for the service.