ATLAS Gradebook - iClicker import

Learn how the iClicker import function operates in ATLAS Gradebook.


In the 'Import Scores' area for a given course term in ATLAS Gradebook - an option is provided to import scores from an iClicker export. This option is selected in the picture below:

select iclicker export option - choose file and then preview

In this particular example, we're going to file upload; select the 'Choose File' option. 

From there, we'll select the 'Preview Results' - but let's also take a look below at the spreadsheet we're importing:

spreadsheet with remote ID and assignment

Above is the Excel spreadsheet being imported into ATLAS Gradebook. 

The first column of exported iClicker data to be imported into ATLAS Gradebook will need to be identifying information for the student at hand. The iClicker import in ATLAS Gradebook is set up to except the following three options as identifying student information:
  1. UIN
  2. NetID
  3. Remote ID (number of iClicker that the student has registered in ATLAS Gradebook) 

In this instance, we've got the Remote ID in the first column. After that, we list the assignment titles. In this example, that's "Assignment 1" and "Assignment 2." 

This is our first import for these assignments, so there won't be anything in the 'Old Scores' column upon valid import. The valid import is pictured is below:

valid import with scores for two assignments

We can see the Valid import for the two assignments that were on the iClicker export spreadsheet we entered into ATLAS Gradebook. 

Select the 'Save Results' option to confirm and upload scores. We'll then see the confirmation window shown below:

confirmed new score entries - close and return to course term home or just select 'close' to stay on page

We can see above, the assignments names and the category they belong to as well as the number of scores imported for each assignment. 

At this point, the scores are already saved, so we have the option to 'Close and Return to Course Term Home' or select 'Close' to stay on the import scores page. 

Here's one potential issue to keep in mind with importing an iClicker export into ATLAS Gradebook. 

In the software that generates the iClicker export (not ATLAS Gradebook), if a student changes to a different iClicker after scores have been recorded, all the scores entered with the previous iClickers will be replaced by zeros in the exported data. 

As a result, all of the previous scores that got replaced by zeros in the iClicker export software will overwrite existing imported scores in ATLAS Gradebook upon import if not amended before saving.

Pay close attention to existing imported iClicker scores that have a value in the 'Old Scores' column and are being replaced by a '0' (zero) in the 'New Scores' column - make sure the 'New Score' values are accurate before saving. 


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Keywords:atlas, gradebook, grades, iclicker, scores, import   Doc ID:73912
Owner:Todd R.Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-06-08 11:11 CDTUpdated:2017-06-09 15:05 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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