What are i>clickers?

  • Clickers, or Student response systems, allow faculty to collect real-time data from their students during lecture.
  • Students are polled using questions with up to five responses.
  • The response rates can be displayed immediately, and individual responses are stored for potential use in grading (in the form of participation points or points awarded based on correctness of the answers). 
  • Facutly find that student response systems increase their awareness of student progress, make students aware of their own areas of confusion, and increase the overall level of engagement in the classroom. 

 

For technical questions such as obtaining a base station, trouble with a base station, and physical operation of the clickers, contact ITC Service Desk at 994-1777 or helpdesk@montana.edu.

For questions such as creating an iClicker account, connecting to class rolls, how to write an effective iClicker questions, when the next workshop on iClicker is scheduled, and other teaching related questions contact Chris Bahn at 994-5269 or cbahn@chemistry.montana.edu.

General Information

i>clicker Version 7

***Special Notice***

  • Clickers for Recording Attendance: We advise against using iClickers for recording attendance, as this process can be compromised by one student using multiple iClickers belonging to other students to indicate attendance.  iClickers can still be used for assessing understanding and or attitudes or opinions in the form of grades or participation points.
  • Using iClicker Cloud: You are able to use iClicker Cloud Services but please note that MSU does not support iClicker Cloud and there will be no technical support or trouble shooting available for instructors or students in the event of problems or issues using this software.

 

About iClicker Web Registration...

Student i>clickers must be registered with MSU and not i>clicker.

Student registration page: https://www3.montana.edu/iclicker/

MSU maintains a database that matches student ID's to their i>clicker ID's. Students are directed to supply the necessary information via a web registration page, which is at: https://www3.montana.edu/iclicker/. Using the i>clicker Web Synchronization function, the database then makes it easy for instructors to use clickers in class and automatically have clicker responses associated with the correct student ID.

Questions?

Where do I go for help or more information?

For technical questions such as obtaining a base station, trouble with a base station, and physical operation of the clickers, contact ITC Service Desk at 994-1777 or helpdesk@montana.edu.

For questions such as creating an iClicker account, connecting to class rolls, how to write an effective iClicker questions, when the next workshop on iClicker is scheduled, and other teaching related questions contact Chris Bahn at 994-5269 or cbahn@chemistry.montana.edu.

 

Updated 02/13/2018