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Classroom Use

The i>clicker does not actually integrate with programs running on your computer, rather it runs alongside them.  Because of this you can use virtually any program you want with the i>clicker.

When you start a poll question with your class, i>clicker takes a screenshot of the screen to associate with the question, allowing you to go back and see what you were showing the class at the time of the poll.

General use

The i>clicker is generally used for basic feedback in the form of polling. It allows you to see about how well the class understands the material being presented. To use your i>clicker in class:

  1. Plug in your i>clicker base to your computer
  2. Open the i>clicker application
  3. Choose the class that you want to open and click on Choose
  4. Choose the Start Session button

*An easy way to integrate i>clickers into your class would be to set up a question about every third or fourth slide in a PowerPoint presentation. The instructor remote can move back and forth through the slides, start and stop polling, establish a correct answer and can display results.

Polling Students

  1. Double-click the i>clicker icon to start the program.
  2. Select the desired course from the list of available courses and click the Choose button. If you do not see your course listed, see the previous section

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    as seen on PC                                                                    as seen on Mac

  3. The Main Menu screen will appear. Click the start session link in the center of the screen.

The Main Menu screen disappears and the floating toolbar appears in the top-left corner of your screen, indicating that i>clicker is active. You can reposition the toolbar anywhere on your desktop.

get started get started
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When you’re ready to pose a question, advise your students to turn on their clickers, present the question and answer choices (either verbally or visually), and click START on the toolbar.

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         start

 

as seen on PC                                                                     as seen on Mac

 

The START button toggles to become a STOP button and the toolbar expands to show a timer and vote counter when polling is active.

stop                stop

as seen in PC                                              as seen in Mac

TIP: If you use a program to display your question (e.g. PowerPoint), make sure it’s the active application when you start polling. Each time polling begins, i>clicker captures a screenshot of the active window and stores it along with polling results for later review in i>grader.

If there is no question displayed on screen, you can ask a question on the fly by choosing Question on the Fly from the drop down menu of the i>clicker display.

By selecting Question On the Fly, you can ask a question spontaneously and have it recorded in a screen capture, without closing out of your presentation application. For example, you could be using PowerPoint in slide show mode, decide to ask an unplanned question mid-lecture, and ask it using the On the Fly option without ever having to exit or close your PowerPoint slide show.

To use this feature, click the arrow menu button from the floating toolbar and select the Question On The Fly option. From the dialog window that appears, type in a question title in the Question Title field, your question in the Question field, and if so desired, the "correct" answer in the Answer field. Select START from either the floating menu bar or using your instructor’s remote.

A screenshot will be taken when polling begins and will be saved in i>grader, along with the question title and the correct answer (if you chose to designate one). Hit the Close button at the bottom of the textbox to close the question.

When your session is over exit out of the displayed i>clicker window, you session will be saved and will be viewable from the i>grader application.

Viewing Student Responses

 results results

            as seen on PC                                                               as seen on Mac

For PC

  1. Question number for currently displayed data
  2. Correct answer choice buttons; only visible when the mouse cursor is positioned over the graph. Designate a correct answer by clicking one of these buttons and the bar colors will change to highlight the right choice.
  3. Student response data. Bars represent percentage of total votes and the number of votes is shown in parentheses.
  4. Previous link; displays question data for previous question.
  5. Compare button. Clicking this link brings up a second graph to compare alongside the current data.
  6. Next link; displays question data for next question.

For Mac

  1. Previous Graph arrow; displays question data for previous question.
  2. Question number for currently displayed data
  3. Correct answer choice buttons; only visible when the mouse cursor is positioned over the graph. Designate a correct answer by clicking one of these buttons and the bar colors will change to highlight the right choice.
  4. Student response data. Bars represent percentage of total votes and the number of votes is shown in parentheses.
  5. Next arrow; displays question data for next question.
  6. Compare Graphs link. Clicking this link brings up a second graph to compare alongside the current data.
  7. Resize window handle

Your receiver’s LCD also displays voting results and is updated every second when polling is active.

Timer

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  1. Timer
  2. Number of responses received
  3. Percentage of total votes for responses A-E

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