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Registration Options

i>clicker offers you three straightforward registration options: a web option that can be done outside of class, an in-class option for your entire class, and a manual option for individual students. Minimal information is required of your students and all registration options are tied to your class roster. There are no site license or registration fees for the i>clicker software.

Warning

TIP: In-class and online registration are not mutually exclusive, and both can be used to register students in one class.

Web Registration (Option 1)

Online registration is recommended, especially for classes of fifty students or more. To register online, send your students to iclicker.com and have them click the Register Your i>clicker button.

Web Registration Page
iclicker.com registration screen showing Captcha Verification Image

Warning

TIP: The key to successful web registration is deciding what student ID will be used and sharing those directions with students before they register their clickers online. Consider including instructions in your syllabus that describe and/or give examples of the student ID so your students follow the proper registration protocol.

To complete the student registration form, students must:

  1. Enter their first name and last name in the appropriate fields.
  2. Enter their student ID. This student ID must match the one that is in your Roster.txt file or your CMS roster file.
  3. Enter their i>clicker remote ID. The remote ID is the 8-character alphanumeric code printed below the barcode on the back of their remote.

    iclicker Serial Numer
    Sample i>clicker remote ID
  4. Enter the letters or numbers in the captcha security image on the screen. This verification image is a slightly distorted series of characters used to prevent spam bots from submitting the form.
  5. Click the Enter button. An on-screen message confirms that registration was successful. The student’s ID is now tied to their unique i>clicker remote ID.

After your students have registered online, you need to synchronize i>grader to update the information in your class folder (see Synchronizing Web Registrations).

Warning

NOTE: If a student has not voted with their i>clicker remote, the online registration will not synchronize with your i>grader application. The student must vote at least once in class. We recommend that you ask at least one clicker question, such as an attendance or ice-breaker question, on the first day of class in order to capture remote IDs before requiring your students to register.


Warning

TIP: Students can use a single i>clicker remote for multiple classes and only need to register on the web once. If a student makes a registration mistake they can simply register a second time.

In-Class/Roll Call Registration (Option 2)

This registration option is only recommended for small classes with fewer than 50 students. The two registration options (Web and Roll Call) can also be used in combination.

To use Roll Call Registration:

  1. From the i>clicker Home Page, click the Start Session button to start a session.
  2. The i>clicker Session Toolbar appears. Click the Options button Toolbar Options Button.
  3. Select the Roll Call Registration menu option. The roll call window appears.

Roll Call Registration
Roll Call Registration window

  1. Instruct students to press the letters on their i>clicker remotes that correspond to the letters in the columns to the right of their names in the Register Now window. The letters must be pressed in left to right sequence.
  2. When a remote is registered, the remote ID appears next to the students name/ID (e.g., Song, Patrick, 90B, #1A081909B).
  3. When registration is complete, click Close to end the registration.

The registration window will continue cycling through the student names until all registrations are complete or you decide to close the registration window.

You can control the speed at which your students’ names appear by changing the number in the Allow __ seconds for viewing option in the bottom right corner. You can also change the student information that displays on screen in the My Settings, CMS/Registration tab. (You must close the Roll Call Registration window before changing the student information.)

Note

NOTE: The student list will change to greeen and yellow five seconds before students names disappear. This gives students warning that a new batch of names is about to be displayed. It is best for students to wait until their names appear again rather than try to register when the screen is green and yellow.


Tip

TIP: Students that accidentally register their clicker to the wrong name should press DD to clear the incorrect registration and restart their registration process.

In-Class “Individual” Registration (Option 3)

If only a few students need to register, an individual registration option is available. This registration process is typically used when new students join your class after you’ve already completed Roll Call Registration. Because this option is limited to registering a single student at a time, it is not recommended for registering a large number of students.

To register an individual remote:

  1. From the i>clicker Home Page, click the Loan Clicker button or start a session and click the Options button Toolbar Options Button and then the Loan Clicker menu option.
  2. The Loan Clicker window appears.

Loan Clicker Window
Loan Clicker window with Register for The Term (Permanent) selected

  1. Enter the student's remote ID, select the student name from the Student: drop-down menu, and select The Term (Permanent) from the Register for: drop-down menu.
  2. Click Save to assign the remote ID to the selected student.

This registration process assigns the remote to the student for the duration of the course. In the example, Remote ID 1FC6528B is permanently assigned to Julia Desai with ID 0C3.

Note

NOTE: If you wish to loan a clicker to a student for one session only, start the session and access the Loan Clickers option for the Options button Toolbar Options Button on the toolbar. Select One Session (Loan) from the Register for: drop-down menu.

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