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Demographic Settings

i>clicker includes the option to collect student demographic data. The demographic data is easy to collect and can be used in class to filter (slice) the student polling results. Filtering polling results can help facilitate classroom discussion by allowing students to view the Results Charts filtered by demographic data such as Gender, Political Affiliation, etc. As an instructor, you may add, edit, delete, and import demographic questions.

Filtered Results Chart
Results Chart filtered by demographic data (political affiliation)

Note

NOTE: You may filter polling results for all three question types: multiple choice (A-E), numeric (123), and alphanumeric (abc / 123).

Selecting Demographic Questions

The first step in collecting student demographic data is to select the demographic questions that you would like to use in class. i>clicker includes a list of common demographic questions from which to choose. You may also add your own demographic questions and edit the provided demographic questions.

To select demographic questions:

  1. Open i>clicker and click the My Settings button.
  2. In the My Settings window, click the Demographics tab.
  3. Click a question title in the Available Question list and then click the Right Arrow button to move the question into the Selected Questions list box.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 until you have selected all of the demographic questions that you would like to ask in class.
  5. (Optional) Click the Move Up and Move Down buttons to re-order your selected questions. Students will answer the demographic questions in the order that you create in the Selected Questions list.
  6. (Optional) Click the Left Arrow button to remove a question from the Selected Questions list.
  7. (Optional) Click the Auto advance checkbox and select the amount of time that each demographic question should appear on screen. When this option is checked the demographic questions will automatically advance when you start a demographics polling session. (see Run All Demographics)
  8. Click Set For Course.

Demographics Settings
My Settings > Demographics tab

Note

NOTE: You can view each of the questions in the Available Questions list by double-clicking the question title. Questions must be moved to the Available Questions list to be edited.


Note

NOTE: You can add, edit, delete, and import questions in the Available Questions list (see instructions below).

Adding, Editing, Deleting, and Importing Demographic Questions

Instructors can customize the available demographic questions by adding, editing, deleting, and importing demographic questions. Any question can be used as a demographic question.

To add a new demographic question:

  1. In the My Settings, Demographics window, click the New button under the Available Questions list.
  2. Add a Question Title, Question, and up to five answer choices.
  3. Click Save to add only one question or Save and New to add more than one question.
  4. Click Close when you are finished adding demographic questions.

New Demographic Question
Create a new question in the Demographics Editor

Note

NOTE: Any question can be created as a demographic question. For example, you may wish to ask the question Which of the following is the world's largest geographic feature? (A) The Atlantic Ocean (B) The Pacific Ocean and then filter student data based on their answer to this question. Demographic questions are labeled as demographic because this is their mostly likely use; however, any question can be a "demographic question."

To edit a demographic question:

  1. In the My Settings, Demographics window, click the Edit button under the Available Questions list.
  2. Edit the Question Title, Question, or any of the answer choices.
  3. Click Save.

Edit Demographic Question
Edit a demographic question in the Demographics Editor

Warning

IMPORTANT: Editing a demographic question will overwrite the original question. Once you have edited a question, you cannot revert back to the original. To get the original question back you must select the question, click Edit, and re-enter the original question title, question, and answer choices.

To delete a demographic question:

  1. In the My Settings, Demographics window, click the Delete button under the Available Questions list.
  2. Click Yes to delete the question.
Warning

IMPORTANT: Deleting a question removes the question permanently. To add the question back you must create a new question and re-enter the original question title, question, and answer choices.

To import demographic questions:

After customizing the demographic questions in the Available Questions list, you may wish to use your customized questions in another class. You can do this by importing the question list.

  1. In the My Settings, Demographics window, click the Import button under the Available Questions list.
  2. Select the class folder that contains the question list that you would like to import. For example, if you would like to import the question list from a Psychology-101-001 class, click the Import button and then locate the Psychology-101-001 folder in your i>clicker Classes folder.
  3. Click OK.
  4. The demographic question list from the class is imported.

Import Demographic Questions
Select Folder window for importing demographic questions

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