iClickers at UCF

iClicker is an interactive classroom response system allowing instructors and students to dynamically interact through questions and answers in real-time.

Instructors can use it for class discussions, attendance, and to present prepared questions. They can also track student responses and assign point values to the answers. iClicker now offers two different instructor software platforms (iClicker Classic, which is locally hosted, or iClicker Cloud, which is cloud/web hosted). Compare the two at https://www.iclicker.com/instructors/software/compare.

iClicker can be used on its own or integrated into your Webcourses. Instructors can allow students to use either an iClicker remote or the mobile iClicker Reef student application.

Integrating iClicker Classic with Webcourses@UCF

  1. Download the installation files for your operating system. Unlike the downloads directly from iclicker.com, these contain the necessary files for Canvas integration: (Effective as of October 28, 2014) If you are upgrading from an older version follow directions below, to upgrade.

    Windows version of iClicker files
    Mac version of iClicker files
  2. Log in to Webcourses@UCF
  3. Enter the class you want to use with iClicker
  4. Click "Settings" on the left-hand navigation bar
  5. At the top, click the "Navigation" tab
  6. Drag the iClicker tool to the top area to make it visible to students.
  7. Click the “Save” icon at the bottom of the page.
  8. Continue with the instructions provided by iClicker beginning at Step 2: Synchronize Your Roster.

Additional support and getting started resources can be found here: https://community.macmillan.com/community/iclicker-support/iclicker-instructor-support/pages/iclicker-classic-instructor

Integrating iClicker Cloud with Webcourses@UCF

  1. iClicker Cloud does not require you to download a special version of UCF software, nor does it require you to carry a flash drive to class. You may simply download a free version from the iClicker website using one of the links below. However, note that you will want to download a version of it onto both your office/personal computer AND the classroom computer.
  2. Request that the iClicker Cloud software be downloaded onto the classroom computer.
  3. General getting started resources
  4. Sample syllabus template
  5. Student registration notice: ALL students MUST create an iClicker Reef account in order to register - no matter whether they’re using an iClicker remote* or the iClicker Reef mobile app. This is somewhat different that what typical iClicker students are used to, so make sure to stress this in your syllabus.

    *iClicker remote users will not have to pay for their iClicker Reef account for registering and participating with a remote only.
 

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