Documentation:Clickers and Connect

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Students - see this link to register your clicker in Connect.

Instructor Checklist

  • Ensure you are using a new i>clicker base - New bases are WHITE
Photo of New Clicker Base
  • Download the i>clicker software package configured for use with Connect: Click here
  • Follow these steps to add a clicker registration button to your course in Connect for your students
  • Follow these steps to set up the iClicker application for use with Connect
  • Follow these steps to update your class roster using the Gradebook
  • Follow these steps to upload your grades to Connect using the Gradebook
  • Follow these steps to export your grades to your computer using the Gradebook
  • We can also sign you out an instructor clicker kit from the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (IKBLC Room 102) and/or give you a tutorial in how to set up and use i>clickers with Connect. Okanagan instructors please visit the Centre for Teaching and Learning in SCI 200.
  • Please make an appointment via clicker.support@ubc.ca if you need help and/or want an instructor clicker kit. Okanagan instuctors please contact vania.chan@ubc.ca.

Adding an iClicker registration link to your Course

  • Students are now able to register and deregister clickers in Connect through the i>clicker registration link that this section will help you set up!
  • Log into Connect
  • Open the course for which you wish to add an i>clicker Student Registration link
  • Make sure you are in "Teacher View"
  • Make sure Edit Mode is "On" (button is in the top right corner)


The link can be added to one of two locations:

Adding the link to the Sidebar

  • Click on the "+" symbol at the top left of the sidebar
  • Click "Tool Link" as shown in the image below:
Note: If you do not see the "i>clicker Student Registration" tool link, you will need to enable the iclicker tool by:
1. Go to "Customization" near the bottom of the sidebar
2. Click on "Tool Availability"
3. Find and check off the boxes for "i>clicker Instructor Resources" and "i>clicker Student Registration"
4. Go to the bottom of the page to "Submit" the changes
5. Try adding the link again
Adding the Registration Link to the Sidebar
Adding the Registration Link to the Sidebar
  • Add a name for the link
  • Select "i>clicker Student Registration" for the Type field
  • Check the "Available to Users" box
  • Click "Submit"

Adding the link to the Content Area

  • Click on the "Content Area" link (named as "Content" in the left-hand sidebar in the image shown below) only if you have already created a "Content Area" from the "+" drop down list
Note: You can create a "Content Area" by clicking "+" then "Content Area". Fill in the fields and click "Submit"
  • Click "Tools" then "More Tools" then "i>clicker Student Registration" as shown in the image below:
Note: If you do not see the "i>clicker Student Registration" tool link, you will need to enable the iclicker tool by:
1. Go to "Customization" near the bottom of the sidebar
2. Click on "Tool Availability"
3. Find and check off the boxes for "i>clicker Instructor Resources" and "i>clicker Student Registration"
4. Go to the bottom of the page to "Submit" the changes
5. Try adding the link again
Adding the i>clicker Remote Tool
  • Fill in all fields on the form, including start and end dates if desired
Adding the i>clicker Remote Tool
  • Click "Submit"

This i>clicker Registration link only needs to be added to one of the two locations.

Note: The clicker registration module that can be added directly to the course homepage does not allow students to deregister clickers. It is suggested that one of the above methods is used instead.

iClicker Course Configuration

  1. Open iClicker and click "New"
  2. Enter your course name under the "Course Name" field and click "Create"
  3. Select the course you just created and click "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.
  5. Disable the frequency alert message by going to "Frequency code" and pick "not at all" from the "Show frequency alert message" drop down list.
Remote ID Entry Field
6. Enter other settings that may be appropriate to your course. For example:
  • Under the "REEF Polling" tab, instructor has the option to enable REEF Polling to allow mobile responses.
  • Under the "Gradebook" tab, click on "Select Course" to sync with Connect
  • Under the "Toolbar" 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. Note the default scoring setting awards students 1 participation point for responding to at least 75% of the questions in a session, and 1 performance point for each correct response
7. Click "Save"

Syncing with Connect

You can set up your course to import your class roster from Connect into Gradebook or upload your scores to Connect.

  • Make sure you are connected to ubcsecure if on campus or myVPN if off campus
  • You can find the LMS Username (equivalent to CMS Username, it is not your CWL) and Security Key here:
Note: If you do not see the "i>clicker Instructor Tools" link, you will need to enable the iclicker tool by:
1. Go to "Customization" near the bottom of the sidebar
2. Click on "Tool Availability"
3. Find and check off the boxes for "i>clicker Instructor Resources" and "i>clicker Student Registration"
4. Go to the bottom of the page to "Submit" the changes
5. Try adding the link again
Syncing with Connect
1: In your Connect course, choose i>Clicker Instructor Tools from the Course Tools menu
2: Click on 'SSO Security Key'
3: This is where you'll find your Username and Key for the iclicker Gradebook
4: Copy/Paste Username and Key
5: Select the course for import and export

Import Class Roster with Gradebook

  1. Connect to the ubcsecure network if on campus or myvpn.ubc.ca if off campus
  2. Open iclicker from your clicker folder and choose your course
  3. Click "Open Gradebook"
  4. Click the "Sync Roster" icon
    Sync button for roster import
  5. If you have not selected your course in Course Settings, find your CMS username (this is not your CWL) and security key through the steps found at syncing with Connect
  6. Make sure "Save my credentials and automatically log me in to my LMS" is checked and " Log In"
  7. Select your course (make sure it's the right section) and click "Select"
  8. Click on the "Sync Roster" icon again if your roster is not updated

Using Gradebook

You can view your roster by name

  • Students who have registered a clicker are in blue
  • 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, click on "View" under each column's header.
  • You can double click on each question's screenshot to see it full screen.
  • Use the check boxes to select the correct answer for each question.
  • Click on the next screenshot to move on to the next question. When you are finished grading, click x on the top left corner to close the window. Your changes will be saved automatically.
  • You can then export your scores to an Excel file or directly to Connect.
Using Gradebook.png

Sync Scores to Connect with Gradebook

  1. Connect to the ubcsecure network if on campus or myvpn.ubc.ca if off campus
  2. Open iclicker from your clicker folder and choose your course
  3. Click "Open Gradebook"
  4. Click the "Sync Scores" icon
  • Note: you will need to sync your roster before you can export scores to Connect

Export Scores to Connect Select sessions to export

5. Check off the sessions you would like to upload, or click "Select All"
6. Click "Next"
7. Choose how you like to customize your uploaded data. You can upload all sessions separately or combine them as one single entry
8. Click "Upload"
9. Log in to Connect to see the entries which will now appear in your gradebook

Export Scores to csv file with Gradebook

  1. Open iclicker from your clicker folder and choose your course
  2. Click "Open Gradebook"
  3. Click the "Export" icon
  • Note: you will need to sync your roster before you can export scores to csv file

Export Scores to csv file

5. Check off the sessions you would like to export, or click "Select All"
6. Click "Next"
7. Choose how you like to customize your exported data. You can export all sessions separately or combine them as one single entry
8. Click "Export"
9. Save your csv file to a desired location. By default, the exported csv file will be named "UploadFile", and saved under your iclicker folder > Classes > your course

Contact Us

E-mail clicker.support@ubc.ca if you have any questions regarding iclickers