Illinois Compass 2g, i>clicker

This page contains information about i>clicker, a handheld device that allows students to send responses to the instructor during class time.

Using i>clicker (version 7.x.x.) with Illinois Compass 2g

(Note: While this version of the software includes the ability for students to use the mobile app, it does not currently include Demographics and Self-Paced Polling.)

This page contains information about using i>clicker, a handheld device that allows students to send responses to the instructor during class time, with Illinois Compass 2g.

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 logs and stores the data of each student's i>clicker response, and the instructor can display results in a graph, or refer to them later for analysis, grading, and/or exporting to Illinois Compass 2g Grade Center. i>clicker registration is now integrated into Compass. Read on to learn more about how students can register their i>clicker, and how instructors can import and export i>clicker data in to the Compass Grade Center. The campus i>clicker download below includes integration software which allows for easy transfer of data to and from Illinois Compass 2g.

i>clicker software download (with Illinois Compass 2g integration software included)

Note: These instructions relate only to i>clicker software that will be integrated with Illinois Compass 2g or Moodle, not for software downloaded directly from i>clicker's website.

These instructions will allow you to seamlessly synchronize your course roster into your i>clicker gradebook, which in turn can be imported into your Compass or Moodle grade center.

Download for Mac or Windows: http://go.illinois.edu/iclickerdownload

How to allow students to register their i>clicker in Illinois Compass 2g

Students can register their i>clicker within a Compass course once an instructor has completed the steps listed below:

1. Log in to Illinois Compass 2g.

2. Choose the course in which you want to allow students to register their i>clicker.

3. Mouse over the “+” symbol in the Course Menu at the upper left of the screen.

4. Click on Tool Link in the pop out menu.

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5. Type “Register your i>clicker” in to the Name field.

6. Click on i>clicker Remote Registration in the Type pull-down menu.

7. Put a check mark in the box next to Available to Users.

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8. Click the Submit button. You have now created a link to an i>clicker registration area. You may check what students will see and do with this link by clicking on Student View in the Course Tools section of the Control Panel.

  • Note: If you cannot see the Register your i>clicker link you created, click on Tool Availability in the Customization section of the Control Panel, check the boxes under Availability next to i>clicker Instructor Resources and i>clicker Remote Registration, and click Submit.
  • For your Students: Please register your i>clicker by logging in to Illinois Compass 2g, select this course, click on the Register your i>clicker link in the Course Menu at the upper left of the screen, and follow the provided onscreen instructions. If your i>clicker remote ID is missing, you may go to one of the campus bookstores for assistance.

Note: Students can also register more than one i>clicker in Compass. For example, if a student breaks his or her i>clicker, he or she can register an additional i>clicker through the same procedure listed above. You should advise students to inform you if they have registered an additional i>clicker, so that you will know to update your i>clicker roster information and attribute the correct data to the correct student.

Set up i>clicker to work with Illinois Compass 2g

The campus version of i>clicker not only allows students to register their i>clicker within Compass, but it also allows you to synchronize your class roster with i>clicker and upload students clicker data into your grade center.

Before using i>clicker, you must name and specify the course you are using:

1.    Plug in the USB flash drive with the i>clicker software into your computer.
2.    Open the iclicker folder on the USB flash drive.
3.    Click on the iclicker application within the iclicker folder to start the i>clicker application.
4.    Once i>clicker has opened, you will see the i>clicker 7.x.x screen. Click the + Create button to add your course(s). Note: If you see your course listed, skip to step 7.

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5. A Create a New Course window appears. Enter your Course Name.

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6. Click the Create button. The course name window closes, and you are returned to the i>clicker 7.x.x screen with your course name in the list of courses.

7. Highlight your course name from the course list.

8. Click on the Settings option and the Course Settings window opens

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9. Click on the Gradebook tab in the Course settings window.

10. Click on the Select Course button.

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11. The Learning Management System - Log in to your learning management system window opens.

12. Enter your Compass user name (NetID) into the LMS Username area. Enter your Security Key in the Security Key field (See “How to find your Security Key”, below). Note: Checking the “Save my credentials and automatically log me in to my LMS” box is recommended.

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How to find your Security Key
a.    Log in to Illinois Compass 2g.
b.    Choose your course.
c.    Click on i>clicker Instructor Tools in the Course Tools section of the Control Panel.
d.    Click SSO Security Key

Your LMS Username and Security Key are displayed. Copy and paste the Security Key into the Security Key field in the Learning Management System - Log in to your learning management system window in i>clicker. Note: if the USB flash drive that contains your i>clicker software is ever lost or stolen, you are advised to Generate a New Security Key to prevent unauthorized access to your Compass class roster and Grade Center

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Note: If you do not see i>clicker Instructor Tools in the Course Tools section of the Control Panel, click on Tool Availability in the Customization section of the Control Panel, check the boxes under Availability next to i>clicker Instructor Resources and i>clicker Remote Registration, and click Submit.

13.  Click Log In. The Learning Management System - Select your course window will appear with your Compass course name(s). Highlight your course and click Select. The Learning Management System - Select your course window will close.

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14. Your course name will be inserted into the LMS Course area of the i>clicker Gradebook tab. Click on Save in the Course Settings window to save this information in the Gradebook tab. A Roster File Not Found warning window may open. Ignore this and click OK to close this window.

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Synchronize your class roster with the i>clicker Gradebook

To import your Compass class roster into the i>clicker Gradebook:

1.    Plug in the USB flash drive with the i>clicker software into your computer.
2.    Open the iclicker folder on the USB flash drive.
3.    Click on the iclicker application within the iclicker folder to start the i>clicker application.
4.    Highlight your course name from the course list and click on Open Gradebook.

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5. Click on Sync Roster. Note: If you previously unchecked the “Save my credentials and automatically log me in to my LMS” check box from the section above, the Learning Management System - Log in to your learning management system window will open. If prompted, enter your Compass user name (NetID) into the LMS Username area. Enter your Security Key in the Security Key field and click Log in.

6. A “Receiving student roster information” window will open. The information will be downloaded and the window will close automatically.

7. After your student roster download from Compass is completed, a window will display “Student roster downloaded successfully”. This indicates that your student roster has been copied from Compass into the i>clicker Gradebook.

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8. Click Close to close the window and your roster will be displayed in the i>clicker gradebook window.

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Upload i>clicker polling data into the Illinois Compass 2g Grade Center

After you've polled your students in class, your polling data will appear in the i>clicker Gradebook. Gradebook gives you access to all student polling information collected by i>clicker. With it, you can view students' points, adjust scores, delete questions, synchronize late registrations, and export/upload your polling data into your Compass Grade Center. To export i>clicker scores into the Compass Grade Center:   

1.    Plug in the USB flash drive with the i>clicker software into your computer.
2.    Open the iclicker folder on the USB flash drive.
3.    Click on the iclicker application within the iclicker folder to start the i>clicker application.
4.    Highlight your course name from the course list and click on Open Gradebook.
5.    Click on Sync Scores. Note: If you previously unchecked the “Save my credentials and automatically log me in to my LMS” check box from the section above, the Learning Management System - Log in to your learning management system window will open. If prompted, enter your Compass user name (NetID) into the LMS Username area. Enter your Security Key in the Security Key field and click Log in.
6.    The Upload Scores to LMS - Select the session(s) to upload window will open.
7.    Check the sessions that you wish to upload or click the Select All/Deselect All buttons as needed.
8.    Click the Next button. The Upload Scores to LMS - Customize your uploaded data window will appear.

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9.    Select your preferred data by clicking on the radio buttons.
10.    Click the Upload button.
11.    Your i>clicker polling scores will then be uploaded directly into your Compass Grade Center as numeric quiz grades with the session number as the column header by default.
12.    A Transmission Report window will appear with an explanation if there is a problem with the uploaded scores. Click on the Close button to close this window.

Review your i>clicker scores in Illinois Compass 2g

Once you have uploaded your i>clicker polling data to your course in Compass, you can review the scores within the Compass Grade Center.

Note: Although you can change an individual student’s i>clicker polling scores in Compass Grade Center, it is not recommended unless you know all your students have registered their i>clickers. If a student is late in registering their i>clicker (a common occurrence), you will have to upload all the student polling scores again which will overwrite any changes you made to the individual scores in Compass.

1.    Log in to Illinois Compass 2g and select the course for which you wish to view your updated grade center.
2.    Click on Full Grade Center in the Grade Center section of the Control Panel.
3.    Grade Center will appear and will include your newly imported i>clicker scores, typically to the right of the view.


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Keywords:Illinois Compass 2g, IC2G, i>clicker, Integrate, Blackboard, iclicker   Doc ID:47619
Owner:Compass C.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-02-25 17:47 CDTUpdated:2017-06-09 13:07 CDT
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