Fresno State has again chosen iClicker as the university supported student response system. TopHat is not supported on campus.
Instructor Steps for using them in class:
Contact the Kennel Bookstore to let them know you will be using them.
Go to iclicker.com and download iClicker Cloud. You can also download the iClicker Cloud app for instructors.
Create your iClicker Cloud account.
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, using older clickers that are available to them, and/or download and use the iClicker REEF account on a mobile device.
Pick up an iClicker BASE from the Center for Faculty Excellence if you are allowing students to use clickers to respond.
Students will also need to create their iClicker Cloud account by going to https://www.iclicker.com/ and selecting 'Create an Account' > Student or by registering through the iClicker Sync link you provide in your Canvas course.
Create your courses on the iClicker Cloud and link them to your Canvas course.
Contact JoLynne Blake (email@example.com) in the Center for Faculty Excellence if you need assistance.
Student Steps for using them in class:
Using a clicker: Purchase or acquire a clicker device and use the iClicker Sync link in the Canvas Course to register your device for that class. You will need to create a FREE iClicker REEF account to register your device.
Using the mobile app: Download the iClicker REEF app and create your account. You will still need to click on the iClicker Sync link in your Canvas course in order to register your account for the course. You have a two week free trial period after which the app is $14.99 per semester (unless you purchased the iClicker bundle from the Kennel bookstore).
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