Frequently Asked Questions about Teaching with iClicker

Modified on: Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 1:40 PM


How do I get started using iClicker?

There are a variety of resources available for instructors that wish to use iClicker in their classroom.  The iClicker website is a good starting point for learning more about how iClicker works and how to setup iClicker Cloud software.  In addition, please feel free to send an e-mail to iclickers@missouri.edu to set up a one-on-one consultation about using iClicker in your classroom.  A staff member from Course Design & Technology will be happy to give you a demo and help you set up your iClicker course.

How much will iClicker cost my students?

The University of Missouri has purchased a site license for iClicker.  Your students will not be charged to use iClicker, nor will they need to subscribe to the iClicker service. This is a completely free tool for the students to use.

Will my students know how iClicker works?

Course Design & Technology staff have created a student guide and Canvas module for students to follow in setting up iClicker.  These materials will make the semester go much more smoothly for you and your students and are designed to be edited to fit the needs of your course.  Follow this guide to import the iClicker Student Module into your Canvas course site.  The iClicker Student Modules will contain the following materials:

  • Quick Start Guide for Students
  • First Day of Class PowerPoint
  • Syllabus Statement
  • Student contact information for iClicker support
  • Welcome video for students

Does iClicker integrate with Canvas?

Yes, iClicker integrates with Canvas (the University of Missouri's learning management software).  When you are ready to sync your iClicker scores/points with your Canvas grade book, it is as easy as clicking a button.  Within minutes, your iClicker scores will populate in your Canvas grade book. For instructions on how to set up the iClicker/Canvas grade book sync, please follow this guide.

What programs does iClicker work with?

You can use iClicker with any presentation software that you'd like, webpage, computer program or any other program that you choose. The unobtrusive iClicker toolbar floats in front of your application, enabling you to poll your students at any point during your presentation (or at a particular question/stopping point in your lecture). Each time you enable polling, iClicker takes a picture of your screen (i.e., your polling question) for your later review of the question/responses.  It will also send that question to your students' devices (if you choose to allow that).

Who do I contact if I have questions or if I need help?

Please feel free to reach out to a Course Design & Technology staff member should you have questions about using iClicker or if you would like a one-on-one consultation.  You can e-mail us at iclickers@missouri.edu.  The iClicker website is another good starting point for instructors that need help or have questions getting things set up for class.



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