Classroom response system (i>clicker) available as a stand alone or integrated with your Blackboard course
The integration with Blackboard will allow you to more easily manage the registration of a particular clicker to a particular student, create the roster that is used by the iclicker software to identify users and make results accessible to students via the grade center in Blackboard so that students can monitor their progress.
Who’s using them on campus:
- Computer Sciences: Ben Kuperman, Bob Geitz, Tom Wexler
- Classics: Naomi Campa
- Chemistry: Albert Matlin, Matt Elrod
- Biology: Yolanda Cruz
- Physics: Dan Stinebring, Rob Owen, Melinda Keller, Stephen FitzGerald, Jason Stalnaker
Using the iclicker, polling software without a base station or clicker:
Additionally, i>clicker software can be used without a base station or clickers. Students simply use their phones, laptops or tablets. This is called REEF polling. To use this feature instructors need to create a course site that will accept answers that are not from the separate devices i.e. REEF polling accessible AND the students will need to register their device. The cost of registering the device is less then the cost of purchasing a clicker but not by much.
Clickers cost about $30-40 with a $10-20 buy back by the bookstore when the student is finished using the clicker. The REEF registration has costs associated with it.
For more info, visit the i>Clicker site at https://www1.iclicker.com/products/reef-polling/
If you’re interested in trying out a set, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about borrowing their set.