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Pros and Cons

Below is a list of Pros and Cons identified for each vendor. This list is incomplete, but it does identify the more obvious strengths and weaknesses of each product.

Pros and Cons

Vendor Pros Cons
iClicker
  • Three ways of registering
  • Easy to set up/use
  • Instructor remote
  • Not restricted to a single program
  • Limited functionality
  • Bulky receiver
  • Limited data export options
eInstruction
  • Feature-rich software and Clicker devices
  • Flexible question types
  • Built-in games
  • Large learning curve (complex interface)
  • Lengthy setup and registration
  • Extra fees for registration
Turning Point
  • Small receiver size
  • Flexible question types
  • PowerPoint interface
  • Selected by other UW campuses
  • RF and newer XR pads available
  • No power=ON or battery life indicator on RF response pads
  • Lithium batteries in RF pads
  • Registration process requires IT staff involvement