Getting to Know iClicker

Modified on: Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 12:35 PM

iClicker is a student engagement and assessment tool that instructors can use to poll students in a variety of ways (during class) and helps them engage students and enhance learning.  iClicker grades can then be pushed to Canvas with a click of a button.

How can I use iClicker in teaching?

  • Gauging student understanding of course material via quizzing and anonymous polling
  • Assessing student preparation
  • Increasing student engagement
  • Creating instant study guides for your students based on questions posed during class
  • Delivering low-stakes quizzes
  • Taking attendance

What is unique about iClicker

  • iClicker's flexibility allows for polling questions, quizzes and learning activities to be set up on-the-fly
  • Polling questions are not entered in the iClicker system. Instructors can use existing questions without inputting them into iClicker
  • Students can review every polling question as a study guide. You can also choose to provide students with the correct answers and control when students receive the study guide
  • iClicker's easy set up means you have more time for teaching
  • Instructors can take attendance more easily by asking students to check-in using the app. No more attendance codes that can be easily shared via text

Technical requirements

Students need a smart phone, tablet or laptop device to use iClicker in class. Instructors need to have the updated iClicker Cloud software on their computer.

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