Documentation:IClicker 6

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This documentation is for iClicker 6 only. This version is no longer able to receive votes from mobile devices such as smart phones and laptops.
If your students wish to vote using their mobile devices through REEF, you will need to switch to the current version iClicker 7 and enable REEF Polling.

Setting Up a Course in iClicker 6

  1. Open iClicker and click "New"
  2. Enter your course name under the "Course Name" field and click "Create"
  3. "Choose" the course you just created and click "My Settings"
  4. Add the Instructor Remote ID found on the back of your blue remote. No clicker ID contains the letter 'O', although it may contain zeroes.
Remote ID Entry Field
5. Enter other settings that may be appropriate to your course. For example:
  • If your students are familiar with the frequency code for your classroom, then under the "General" tab, change the setting for "When the frequency code is not set to default value AA, show an alert message:" to "Not at all"
  • Under the "Polling Session" tab, set the Polling Timer to count up, or count down from a time interval of your choice
  • Under the "Scoring" tab, determine whether points will be awarded based on the session as a whole, based on responding to a question (any answer accepted), or only for submitting the correct response
6. Click "Set For Course"

Running an iClicker 6 Session

  1. Before starting a session in class, plug in the iClicker receiver hub. Ask your students to turn on their clickers and if needed, change their frequencies.
  2. In your clicker folder, open the iClicker application.
  3. Select your course and press the "Choose" button.
  4. Choose "Start Session":
    Start Session.png
  5. A toolbar will pop up in the top left corner of your screen. It will float over top of PowerPoint and other presentation media. If you can only see the toolbar on the podium's or your laptop's screen, but not on the classroom overhead, please refer to Projector Screen for instruction. Click the "Start" button on the toolbar when you ask your students a question. Click "Stop" to stop polling your students. If you are using a blue instructor remote, the "A" button can be used to start and stop polling.
    Session Running.png
  6. A timer will appear and will count up. A counter shows the number of student votes received for the question.
  7. Click the bar graph icon IClicker toolbar graph icon.png at any time during your session to show a bar graph of responses with percentages and number of votes for each choice. If you are using a blue instructor remote, the "B" button can be used to display the results. Click the icon or "B" again to hide the graph.
  8. If you want to show the correct answer after the question, you can click on the correct answer on the display graph.
  9. Click the "x" button on the top left corner of the toolbar to close iClicker when you are done your session.

Import Class Roster with iGrader

  1. Connect to the ubcsecure network if on campus or myvpn.ubc.ca if off campus
  2. Open iGrader from your clicker folder and choose your course
  3. Click the "Sync..." button in the bottom right corner of iGrader
    Sync button for roster import
  4. When prompted, click "Yes" to open the CMS Integrate Wizard
  5. Find your CMS username and security key through the steps found at Using the CMS Integrate Wizard
  6. Copy/Paste Username and Key into Integrate Wizard (note: CMS Username on Connect is the equivalent of LMS Username on iClicker)
  7. Check "Save Username and Password" and "Auto Login"
  8. Click "Log In"
  9. Select your course (make sure it's the right section) from the drop down list and click "Import Roster"
  10. Restart iGrader to view your roster

Using iGrader

You can view your roster by name or student ID, and can sort the list by each column.

  • Students who have registered a clicker are in black
  • Students who have not registered a clicker are in red
  • Clicker IDs not registered to a student are in red
  • "Ab" (absent) indicates that the student was not present or has no clicker registered

To grade students, double click on a column in iGrader. You can view each question with the "View Screenshot" button. Use the check boxes to select the correct answer for each question. When you are finished grading, click "Set and Close". You can then export your scores to an Excel file or directly to Connect.

Using iGrader.png

Export Scores to Connect with iGrader

  1. Connect to the ubcsecure network if on campus or myvpn.ubc.ca if off campus
  2. Open iGrader from your clicker folder and choose your course
  3. Click on the Export icon underneath your course name
Export icon

Select All

4. Check off the sessions you would like to upload, or click "Select All"
5. Click "Export". When prompted, click "Yes" to open the CMS Integrate Wizard
  • At this point you have the option to close iGrader if you do not plan to upload the grades to Connect. You can view the grades in an Excel file named "Uploadfile.csv", stored inside your "Classes" folder.
6. Find your CMS username and security key through the steps found at Using the CMS Integrate Wizard
7. Select your course (make sure it's the right section) and click "Upload Scores"
8. Log in to Connect to see the entries which will now appear in your gradebook


Others

iClicker 6 Software

UBC Clicker Software configured for use with Connect can be downloaded here: (Updated on January 29, 2015. i>clicker v6.4.2)
Mac users: iClicker - Connect
Windows users: iClicker - Connect

CMS Integrate Wizard Update

Users that have been affected by the CMS Integrate Wizard errors should update the Resources folder within the iClicker folder by following these instructions:
- Updated on October 24, 2014 to fix the CMS Integrate Wizard's Validation Error and Exception Error which occurred when downloading class roster or exporting scores.
1. Download the update
Mac users: Updated Resources Folder
Windows users: Updated Resources Folder
2. Locate your original iClicker folder on the computer, close all running instances of iClicker and iGrader
3. Delete the old Resources folder found within the iClicker folder
4. Unzip the downloaded update and copy the new Resources folder to your iClicker folder
5. Launch iGrader to sync class roster or export grades. You will need your CMS username and security key to login to the CMS Integrate Wizard. See Gatekeeper if you cannot open the CMS Integrate Wizard.
* Watch Video Tutorial for a step-by-step guide.