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Learn@Illinois Moodle - Using i>clicker for Instructors

Learn how to add i>clicker to your course site and help students register their i>clickers.
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What is i>Clicker?

i>clicker allows students to instantly provide feedback and answer questions posed by their instructors. Each student uses a “clicker,” a portable, handheld device, which allows students to vote by clicking on the appropriate button for his or her choice. i>clicker’s software stores the data for each student’s i>clicker response, and the instructor can display results in a graph, or refer to them later for analysis or grading.

Example of student responses in a bar graph

Adding i>clicker to your course site

  1. Download the i>clicker software:
    • Windows users, click here to download your i>clicker software for Windows with the integration piece already included (one download).
      Don't download the software from The UIUC version of the software includes important connections to Learn@Illinois. Also, be sure to download the most recent version of the software and stick with the same version for the duration of the course.
    • Mac users, see these instructions for downloading the software from as well as the integration piece (two downloads).
  2. Navigate to the folder on your computer where you downloaded i>clicker and unzip it. Go to the “Mac” folder if you are using a Mac, and the “Win” folder if you are using a PC. To launch the software, double click the iclicker file in Mac OS or iclicker.exe in Windows.
  3. Click the + Create button to create a new course in i>clicker and enter the name of your course.
    Create new course
  4. Click Settings.
    Click settings
  5. Click the Gradebook tab at the top. In the "LMS Name" drop-down menu, select Learn@Illinois.
    LMS drop down
  6. Click Select Course.
    Select course
  7. In the “LMS Username” text box, type your NetID. Paste your single sign-on security key into the “Security Key" field and click Log In.
    LSM username security code login
  8. A list of courses you have available will appear. Select the course you want to connect to i>clicker and click Select. The name of the course will now appear in the "Course Settings" window.
    Note: In order for your course to appear in the list, it must be active and visible. You must also have the role of Teacher within the course.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Click Open Gradebook.
    Open gradebook
  11. At the top of the screen, click Sync Roster . Once i>clicker syncs with your course, you will see a list of your enrolled students. Students with registered i>clickers will be in blue, students who have not registered i>clickers will be in Red.
    Sync roster
  12. To push scores from i>clicker to your course site gradebook, click Sync Scores. i>clicker scores can be found in the category "i>clicker polling scores" in your Moodle course gradebook.
    Note: Do not rename or otherwise reorganize the category or grade items created by i>clicker. If you change an i>clicker grade in your course site gradebook and then sync scores from i>clicker, i>clicker will change those scores back.
    Note: If you delete a session in i>clicker, it will not be deleted in your course gradebook. You must delete that grade item manually on your course site.

Having students register their i>clicker

A student must register their i>clicker in Moodle in order to associate the i>clicker with their NetID. Registration in Moodle will be valid for all Moodle courses that use i>clicker.
  1. Direct students to the i>clicker block on your course page and have them click Student Registration.
    iclicker student registration block
  2. Tell students to type the code from the back of their remote into the "Enter Your i>clicker Remote ID:" text box and click Register.
    register iclicker
  3. To see which students haven’t yet registered and/or remote IDs that have not yet been registered, open the Gradebook in the i>clicker software and click the Students.
    iclicker screenshot 12
    Note: If a student uses their i>clicker before registering it, they will still get credit for those sessions as long as they register the same remote they've been using. 

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Keywordsregistering, register, software, teacher, iclicker, i, clicker, mac, windows, boost   Doc ID71583
OwnerATLAS-TLTGroupUniversity of Illinois LAS
Created2017-03-09 14:38:46Updated2023-03-13 12:30:05
SitesUniversity of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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