Using iClicker at UMB<br />A guide for faculty at UMass Boston using iClicker<br />
Which statement best reflects  your familiarity with iClicker?<br />A. iClicker…. huh?<br />B. Heard of them.<br />C. I’ve...
Overview:<br /><ul><li>Hardware: plug and play
Launching and using the software
Simple student roster & registration
iGrader and reports
Using iClicker in class
Questions</li></li></ul><li>What is iClicker?<br />iClickers are easy-to-use hand-held remote devices with buttons that st...
What you need to use iClicker<br />Computer<br />Projector<br />iClicker base/receiver<br />Flash drive with iClicker soft...
Hardware Hookup (instructor kit):<br />       No installation: plug ‘n play<br /><ul><li>Plug receiver/base into USB port
Plug flash drive into base
Use with any computer</li></li></ul><li>What you’ll see<br />As you poll the class the results appear on the LCD screen of...
What students see<br />Status light is green<br />when students have voted successfully and the vote has been recorded.<br...
Software set up:<br />Let’s look at my computer<br /><ul><li>Locate your flash drive via “My computer.” (or download from ...
Open “iclicker win” or “iclickermac” from flash drive (Mac or PC)
Click on iclicker.exe
Click Start Session </li></ul>     and start polling!<br />
Using iClicker<br /><ul><li>Click on iClicker.exe
Click Start Session
A floating menu bar appears </li></li></ul><li>How iClicker works in the classroom:<br />To start polling<br /> Start iCli...
Using the software in class<br />iClicker is Presentation Neutral<br />The iClicker toolbar floats above and works with an...
Importing your Roster and Student Registration<br />Populate your iClicker roster into the “Roster.txt” file in the iclick...
Registering with iClicker “Tying” your students to their remotes<br />Instructor decides when -- if ever -- to tie the stu...
What students see online when they register at iclicker.com:<br />
Identify period represented by this painting.<br />Rococo<br />Futurism<br />Impressionism<br />Surrealism<br />Romanticis...
Identify period represented by this painting.<br />Answer is:<br />C. Impressionism<br />a movement in art characterized b...
Asking and writing good clicker questions:<br /> Within your presentation, compose questions:<br />Start with clicker ques...
Using the instructor remote<br />A. Start/Stop polling<br />B. Show/Hide graph<br />C. Advance PowerPoint slide<br />D. Ba...
Settings & Preferences<br />General<br />Registration/Export<br />Questions/Polling<br />Scores<br />
Settings & Preferences<br />Start iClicker by clicking on iClicker icon.<br />From Choose your course Select Add course or...
Settings and Preferences<br />Click Your Settings and Preferences<br />
General tab<br />Enter Instructor Remote ID number (located on back of remote)<br />Option to display toolbar small or lar...
Registration and Support<br />Click Registration and Support.<br />Specify roster information to be displayed for roll cal...
Polling Session<br />Click Polling Session tab<br />Polling timerCounts up by default or Count down from time selected<br ...
Scoring<br />Set Participation Points <br />Set points for responding to questions<br />Select requirement for receiving p...
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  1. 1. Using iClicker at UMB<br />A guide for faculty at UMass Boston using iClicker<br />
  2. 2. Which statement best reflects your familiarity with iClicker?<br />A. iClicker…. huh?<br />B. Heard of them.<br />C. I’ve played around with them a <br /> little bit or have seen them before.<br />D. Have experience using iClicker.<br />E. I could be up here right now -- <br />
  3. 3. Overview:<br /><ul><li>Hardware: plug and play
  4. 4. Launching and using the software
  5. 5. Simple student roster & registration
  6. 6. iGrader and reports
  7. 7. Using iClicker in class
  8. 8. Questions</li></li></ul><li>What is iClicker?<br />iClickers are easy-to-use hand-held remote devices with buttons that students press to respond to questions posed by their instructors. <br />iClickers are also sometimes referred to as classroom response systems or personal response systems.<br /> The iClicker software transmits the student responses to a receiver attached to the instructor’s computer.<br /> Display a graphical distribution of the results on the classroom screen. <br />For more information about the iClicker System, go to<br />http://www.umb.edu/it/services_detail/iclickers_at_umass_boston/<br />http://www.iclicker.com/<br />
  9. 9. What you need to use iClicker<br />Computer<br />Projector<br />iClicker base/receiver<br />Flash drive with iClicker software<br />Instructor remote (optional)<br />A classroom of students with iClicker remotes<br />
  10. 10. Hardware Hookup (instructor kit):<br /> No installation: plug ‘n play<br /><ul><li>Plug receiver/base into USB port
  11. 11. Plug flash drive into base
  12. 12. Use with any computer</li></li></ul><li>What you’ll see<br />As you poll the class the results appear on the LCD screen of the base/receiver<br />
  13. 13. What students see<br />Status light is green<br />when students have voted successfully and the vote has been recorded.<br />Students can vote as many times as they want while polling is open. The last vote is recorded into iGrader.<br />Status light is red<br />when student tries to vote after polling is stopped. This lets the student know the vote has not been recorded.<br />
  14. 14. Software set up:<br />Let’s look at my computer<br /><ul><li>Locate your flash drive via “My computer.” (or download from iclicker.com)
  15. 15. Open “iclicker win” or “iclickermac” from flash drive (Mac or PC)
  16. 16. Click on iclicker.exe
  17. 17. Click Start Session </li></ul> and start polling!<br />
  18. 18. Using iClicker<br /><ul><li>Click on iClicker.exe
  19. 19. Click Start Session
  20. 20. A floating menu bar appears </li></li></ul><li>How iClicker works in the classroom:<br />To start polling<br /> Start iClicker software<br />Click Start button on floating bar (manual or count down or up).<br />To stop polling:<br />Click Stop button. <br />Display graph<br />Click Display button.<br />
  21. 21. Using the software in class<br />iClicker is Presentation Neutral<br />The iClicker toolbar floats above and works with anyapplication (PowerPoint, Word, Web site, Adobe, video footage, etc) <br />Does not require instructor to re-author lectures from within the clicker software<br />Use your pre-existing lecture materials<br />
  22. 22. Importing your Roster and Student Registration<br />Populate your iClicker roster into the “Roster.txt” file in the iclickerwin/mac folder in the following format:Last name, First name, student ID (UMS number)Example: Wallace, Victoria, 00123456<br />Have your students register their iClickersvia “Roll Call” (for small classes) or online at www.iclicker.com<br />If your students register online, hit the “Synchronize Student Web Registrations” button in iGradera week or two after your first class<br />
  23. 23. Registering with iClicker “Tying” your students to their remotes<br />Instructor decides when -- if ever -- to tie the students to their clickers:<br />Two ways:<br />1) Online – recommended<br />or <br />2) in-class – via “roll call” for small classes<br />NEVER any registration/activation fees<br />
  24. 24. What students see online when they register at iclicker.com:<br />
  25. 25. Identify period represented by this painting.<br />Rococo<br />Futurism<br />Impressionism<br />Surrealism<br />Romanticism<br />The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet <br />
  26. 26. Identify period represented by this painting.<br />Answer is:<br />C. Impressionism<br />a movement in art characterized by visible brush strokes, ordinary subject matters, and an emphasis on light and its changing qualities; a style that used imagery and symbolism.<br />Toulouse-Lautrec’s Au Moulin Rouge<br />
  27. 27. Asking and writing good clicker questions:<br /> Within your presentation, compose questions:<br />Start with clicker questions publishers provide<br />Ask True/False, Agree/Disagree (A/B)<br />Ask multiple choice, up to 5 options<br />Ask questions that promote discussion and peer instruction<br />Pick a student (or several) and ask her to explain her answer <br />Sometimes, ask questions that are similar to what will be on tests<br />Tell students consequences of cheating<br />
  28. 28. Using the instructor remote<br />A. Start/Stop polling<br />B. Show/Hide graph<br />C. Advance PowerPoint slide<br />D. Back up PowerPoint slide<br />E. Cycle through correct answer on graph<br />
  29. 29. Settings & Preferences<br />General<br />Registration/Export<br />Questions/Polling<br />Scores<br />
  30. 30. Settings & Preferences<br />Start iClicker by clicking on iClicker icon.<br />From Choose your course Select Add course or select a course you have already created. <br />Click Choose.<br />
  31. 31. Settings and Preferences<br />Click Your Settings and Preferences<br />
  32. 32. General tab<br />Enter Instructor Remote ID number (located on back of remote)<br />Option to display toolbar small or large.<br />Option to change Frequency code( if within range of other iClicker receiver.)<br />Satellite Polling is not available.<br />
  33. 33. Registration and Support<br />Click Registration and Support.<br />Specify roster information to be displayed for roll call.<br />Web Registration is for campus hosted system - No Security Code Needed<br />Course Management System option. If using Blackboard select Vista (formerly WebCT Vista)<br />
  34. 34. Polling Session<br />Click Polling Session tab<br />Polling timerCounts up by default or Count down from time selected<br />Response grid displays individual student responses<br />Results ChartColor or Histogram<br />
  35. 35. Scoring<br />Set Participation Points <br />Set points for responding to questions<br />Select requirement for receiving points<br />Performance Points<br />Set points for correct answers given<br />Set limit for points received <br />
  36. 36. Name the artist who painted this picture.<br />Henri Matisse<br />Auguste Rodin<br />Paul Cezanne<br />Eduard Manet<br />Pablo Picasso<br />Three Musicians<br />
  37. 37. The chart below demonstrates:<br />Unemployment rates do not impact holiday sales<br />Holiday spending is up when unemployment rates are high<br />Holiday spending is down when unemployment rates are high.<br />
  38. 38. Viewing and Managing data in iGrader<br />Check how each student voted<br /><ul><li>Grade each student and assign participation and/or performance points
  39. 39. Easily see which questions you asked in your presentation -- iClicker takes a screen shot of each
  40. 40. View the overall data, and decide what to do with it</li></li></ul><li>iGraderReports – HTML and CSV files: All of your data is automatically saved<br />
  41. 41. iGraderReports – CSV / Excel file<br />You can export either individual sessions or entire term’s session data into an easy-to-use .csv file; <br />
  42. 42. Information for Students<br />Customizable PowerPoint presentation, handout, for students, and syllabus attachments available at iClicker website:Getting Started/ First Day of Class Materials http://iclicker.com/dnn/Support/UserGuides/tabid/177/Default.aspx<br />
  43. 43. Software & User Guides<br />iClicker 5.4 SoftwareWindowsMacintosh<br />Instructor User Guide for iClicker 5.4 WindowsMacintosh<br />
  44. 44. Integration with Blackboard<br />Instructor Blackboard Import/Export User Guidehttp://www.iclicker.com/download/WebCTVista_Instructor_Guide.pdf<br />
  45. 45. Distribution<br />Contact bookstore to orderiClickersfor students. iClickers are sold at UMass bookstore. Students can buy usediClickersat a discounted rate.<br />“Textbook” model (i.e., ordering and returns just like textbooks)<br />One year warranty<br />iClicker bases will be available in several of the TEC2 classrooms in Spring 2010. <br />
  46. 46. Technical Support<br />To borrow an iClicker base or for technical support contact:Media Services at 617-287-5960.<br />
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