i>clicker is a student response system that allows faculty to run live polls in their face-to-face and broadcast courses. You can always download the latest version of the i>clicker software at the i>clicker website. If you plan to use i>clicker GO and you are using version 6.3 or higher, you can enable i>clicker GO via the i>clicker GO tab in the course settings.
If you wish to enable i>clicker GO, refer to the i>clicker GO Instructor Tutorial videoand if you still have questions, contact CIDI at 435.797.9506.
- How does i>Clicker Work?
i>clicker is a student response system that allows faculty to run live polls in their face-to-face and broadcast courses.
- Students come to class with an i>clicker remote, typically purchased through the USU bookstore.
- The instructor presents multiple-choice polls (with advanced options for numeric and alphanumeric questions) throughout his or her presentation or discussion session. Students use their remotes to click in their responses.
- Student responses are captured by a base station located in the classroom and are saved onto the instructor’s flash disk. The instructor can display and review the results of the poll in class.
- The instructor can then review and optionally grade responses after class. Grades can be exported to a spreadsheet and imported into Canvas.
- Getting Started with i>Clicker
- Contact the USU Bookstore before the materials request deadline and let them know you will be using i>clicker so they can order remotes for students to purchase in advance.
- Include information in your syllabus about i>clicker, informing students how to purchase and register a clicker and setting expectations for how i>clicker performance will be assessed.
- Contact CIDI at 435.797.9506 and arrange to pick up an instructor remote and any necessary training.
- Check the classroom in which you will be teaching to make sure an i>clicker base unit is present. Most large classrooms now have one. If one is not present, let CIDI know.
- Download and unzip the i>clicker software (see the links above) to a flash disk that you will use in your class. It will unzip as a folder, which will contain all of the software files and data folders you will need.
- Go into the i>clicker folder and open the iclicker.exe (Windows) or i>clicker.app (Mac) file. Follow the directions to create a new course.
- Choose the new course and then click the My Settings button. If you will be using i>clicker with Canvas, go to the CMS/Registration tab and select Canvas as your course management system. Choose the Set for Course option.
- Take your flash disk to your first class and run a session in i>clicker. Encourage students who have not registered their clickers online to do so.
- Loading your Class Roster into i>Clicker
- Be sure you have Canvas set as your CMS in the CMS/Registration tab of your i>clicker settings.
- Go to your course in Canvas and navigate to the gradebook.
- Go to the upper-left dropdown menu (the one that has the gear icon) and choose Download Scores (.csv).
- After the gradebook has downloaded as a .csv to your computer, rename the file roster_canvas.csv
- Place the roster_canvas.csv file in the folder created for your class within the Classes folder that is within your main i>clicker folder.
If you have completed the above steps correctly, the next time you open i>grader, you should see a roster of students from your class. Be sure to click the Sync button every time you open i>grader to make sure you sync your roster with the latest web registrations from iclicker.com.
Also, you may want to be sure your roster is up-to-date following the end of the add/drop period for the university.
- Grading your i>Clicker Sessions
- After your session, go to the i>clicker folder and open igrader.exe (Windows) or i>grader.app (Mac).
- Double-click on the column representing the session you wish to grade to open up the Session Summary window.
- For more information, see Part 4 of the i>clicker User Guide
- Uploading i>Clicker Scores to Canvas
- Open i>grader and click the Export icon appearing above the results table.
- The file will be saved to the folder created for your class within the Classes folder that is within your main i>clicker folder. It will be saved under the title uploadfile.csv
- Go to your Canvas course and click on the Grades link in the left-hand navigation column.
- Go to the upper-left dropdown menu (with the gear icon) and choose Upload Scores (.csv)
- Browse to uploadfile.csv within your i>clicker class folder (located within the Classes folder that is part of the main i>clicker folder).
- Click Upload Data and complete the remaining steps as directed.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much do i>Clicker remotes cost students
New i>clicker remotes cost about $45 at the USU Bookstore. They can also be purchased used.
- Can students share or reuse their i>Clicker remotes?
Yes. They can use a remote for any course that uses i>clicker for the rest of their college career at USU or elsewhere. They can also share remotes with other students, as long as they are not taking the same course as the person they are sharing with.
- Where do students register their remotes?
Students can register their remotes at www.iclicker.com by clicking the large Register link. The registration process is simple and straightforward. Students are asked for their first name, last name, student ID (or A#) and remote ID (located on the back of their i>clicker).
- Why do students have to register their i>Clickers?
Registering a clicker remote associates that remotes clicker ID with the student’s student A-number. Without that association, the student could not easily have points for their responses associated with their A number for import into Blackboard.
- Does i>Clicker work with PowerPoint, Word, Keynote, PDFs, etc?
i>clicker works independent of any software program or other medium you may use to present poll questions to your class. It will take a screenshot of your screen when you finish a poll to help you remember what question you were asking when you go to grade a session after it is finished.
- How many students already have i>Clickers?
Because i>clicker is used in many classes around campus, including the Connections classes for incoming freshmen, many faculty find that their students already have clicker remotes purchased for other classes.
- Where do I find detailed documentation on using i>Clicker?