Library:Instruction Support and iClickers Information

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UBC Library iClicker Information

Location Lab Seating Capacity Number of iClickers for Participants Number of iClickers for Instructors Pick-Up and Return Location
IKBLC 318 12 17 2 Locked gray drawer IKBLC 318. Pick-up key from IKBLC Circulation Desk
Koerner 216/217 216/217 to share clickers 35 40 2 KR reference desk cabinet 1R
Education (Scarfe) 155 35 40 2 closet 155A
Woodward B25/McKechnie 109 to share clickers 27 32 2 wooden cabinet, outside Kathy Hornby's office

Booking iclickers for use in class if you want participants to register

  1. First you must book the event in the Library Instruction and Booking Systems (LIBS)
  2. Go to the library homepage http://www.library.ubc.ca/welcome.html
  3. Click on Workshops and events
  4. More events (bottom right corner)
  5. You are now on the LIBS page; Log in
  6. Events Management
  7. Create an event; fill in the form. Select the desired building and room number. If you do not see the room you want, it means it’s unavailable. Note: Do not book iclickers on this page (you can only do this in the Room Booking System: see step 22 )
  8. After you fill in the form, click on “Save and go to visibility permissions”
  9. Save if you want to delay displaying the event in LIBS . Note: When you are ready for participants to register, you must return to your Saved events and then activate at that point.
  10. Otherwise, click on “ Save and activate event” if you would like immediate display and participant registration.
  11. After you’ve created an event, you’re ready to book the iclickers.
  12. Go to library homepage http://www.library.ubc.ca/welcome.html
  13. Scroll down to the bottom. Click on Staff Only.
  14. You will see the UBC Library Staff Website
  15. Under Quickfind, go to LIBS & Room Booking System
  16. Below UBC Library Booking System, click on: http://www.library.ubc.ca/booking
  17. You will see the UBC Library Booking System Public Study Rooms (only)
  18. On the right hand side, below “Unknown User”, click on Log in
  19. Enter your CWL log in
  20. You now have access to Instructional Labs, Facilities, Staff Board Rooms and Public Rooms
  21. Select the date and the building you have chosen for the event. You will notice that the room you have booked in LIBS will have automatically displayed in the Room Booking System.
  22. Book the iClickers equipment, which corresponds with the room you have booked. For information on pick up / location of clickers click on Day View or Week View

Booking iclickers for use in class if you DO NOT want participant registration

  1. Book iClickers through the UBC Library Room booking system.
  2. Go to library homepage http://www.library.ubc.ca/welcome.html
  3. Scroll down to the bottom. Click on Staff Only.
  4. You will see the UBC Library Staff Website
  5. Under Quickfind, go to LIBS & Room Booking System
  6. Below UBC Library Booking System, click on: http://www.library.ubc.ca/booking
  7. You will see the UBC Library Booking System Public Study Rooms (only)
  8. On the right hand side, below “Unknown User”, click on Log in
  9. Enter your CWL log in
  10. You now have access to Instructional Labs, Facilities, Staff Board Rooms and Public Rooms
  11. Select the Building from the drop down menu. First, book the lab/room and then select the iClickers. For information on pick up / location of clickers click on Day View or Week View

Components of each Clicker set

  • Receiver with cable
  • 2 blue clickers for the instructor
  • USB containing iClicker software
  • Clickers for participants

Clicker Documentation: iClickers Instructor Sign-In Sheet

Each clicker set located in IKBLC, Koerner, Education (Scarfe) and Woodward will contain a Clickers Instructor Sign-In/Out Sheet. Fill in your name, the date and the number of clickers returned. Please remember to put the clickers set in the tote bag or backpack and return to designated location.

Starting the iClicker Software

  1. Connect the iClicker receiver base to your computer through the USB port. The LCD screen on the receiver will light up, signalling that your computer is powering it. Your computer will notify you that it recognizes new hardware and inform you when it is ready to use this hardware.
  2. Connect the iClicker flash drive to the USB port on the back of the receiver base
  3. You will see a prompt: Open Folder to View Files using Windows Explorer - click OK. Note: you do not have the ability to copy the software to your desktop. The USB key must be in the receiver for the software to work properly.
  4. To start, open folder: iClickerWin and then click on iclicker.exe
  5. Add or choose your course
  6. Go to Settings and Preferences. Enter the instructor’s remote ID. The barcode number label is at the front bottom of the blue clicker. It’s also written in small font on the back.

Best Practices for Using the Instructor’s Blue Clicker

  1. Remember to turn ON the blue clicker.
  2. Powerpoint Presentation should be on display mode
  3. Ensure the floating toolbar is on top of the Powerpoint presentation
  4. Remember to press START and STOP or HIDE/DISPLAY after each slide.
  5. Sometimes, you will have problems going forward or back. When this happens, you will notice the XPWindows appear at the bottom. Click on it, so it disappears and then try to advance your slide again. If all fails, use your mouse to move the slides.
  6. When you’re done, remember to turn off the blue (instructor’s) remote and remind your students to turn off their clickers. If clickers are left "on", they will shut off automatically after 90 minutes.
  7. iClicker folders containing info on classes, reports etc., can be copied to your Desktop, My Documents or a USB.

Additional Resources

i>clicker 5.4 / 5.5 K12 Quick Start Guide http://www.iclicker.com/download/iclicker55QuickStartGuide_Win.pdf

i-Clicker 5.4 / 5.5 Software URL – you must download to a USB and then connect it to the receiver base http://wiki.ubc.ca/Documentation:Clickers

CTLT Clicker Web Site http://www.elearning.ubc.ca/toolkit/clickers/