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Fresno State has again chosen iClicker as the university supported student response system.

Steps for using them in a face-to-face class:

  1. Contact the Kennel Bookstore to let them know you will be using them
  2. Go to iclicker.com and download iClicker Cloud. You can also download the iClicker Cloud app for instructors.
  3. Create your iClicker Cloud account.
  4. Decide if you will allow clickers only, mobile devices only, or a combination in your course. Give your students the option of purchasing the bundled iClicker2 plus 5 year access to REEF polling from the Kennel bookstore
  5. Students will also need to create their iClicker Cloud account by going to https://www.iclicker.com/ and selecting 'Create an Account' > Student or registering through the link you provide in your Canvas course.
  6. Contact JoLynne Blake (jblake@csufresno.edu) in the Center for Faculty Excellence if you need assistance

What's New from iClicker?

Remote-Only mode is now available for iClicker Cloud. With this optional course setting, you can require that students only use physical remotes for in-class participation. Students still register their remotes in iClicker Reef and have access to their class data, session history, and study tools in the Reef app. Remember, you’ll need an iClicker base to receive responses from remotes! And don’t worry, you’ll still have the option to control your presentation directly through the iClicker Cloud desktop software, the blue instructor remote, or the iClicker Cloud Mobile app.


Resources and Articles:

Fresno State's use of iClicker supports the California State Student Association (CSSA) Resolution Calling for the Standardization of Student Response Systems: https://www.calstate.edu/acadsen/Records/Resolutions/2010-2011/3007.shtml
CSU Resolution AS-3007-11/AA/FGA (Rev)

  • “Current practices frequently require students to purchase multiple devices that many times are used for one class and then not used again.”
  • “Standardization of such devices on individual campuses would serve to reduce student costs while improving Information Technology support services to students.”

Educause - Clickers in the Classroom: Transforming Students into Active Learners: http://www.educause.edu/Resources/ClickersintheClassroomTransfor/231423

Merlot Case Stories - Audience Response Systems: http://elixr.merlot.org/case-stories/technology--learning/audience-response-systems?noCache=734:1304556136

Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching: http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/teaching-guides/technology/clickers/

Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at University of British Columbia: http://www.cwsei.ubc.ca/resources/clickers.htm