Using the iClicker Student Response System (SRS) in the classroom promotes active learning, engaging students in the lesson, providing feedback to the instructor and boosting students’ confidence in asking questions and participating in class activities.
This instant feedback on the students’ responses helps both the instructor and the student gauge the level of understanding of the topic, and determine what areas may need more focus. This allows the instructor to redirect the lesson to address the students’ needs, and gives the students a better picture of what they could study more.
The student response system can also be used for research purposes. For example, student responses to polls can be tracked in order to evaluate performance over a semester or a longer period of time.
Please visit our Mac iClicker for download resources and security information.
- Sample Clicker Policy – Syllabus Template (DOC)
- iClicker Classic Quick Start Guide (PDF)
- iClicker Classic First Day of Class Presentation (PPT)
What do students need to buy and use in classes?
Students will need to buy an iClicker 2 Remote in order to be able to participate in the SRS activities. The student iClicker 2 remote is available for purchase through the University Bookstore.
What Software do instructors need to use?
Instructors should use the iClicker Classic 7 application, which is available for both Mac and PC. This solution offers grade and roster sync with BeachBoard, to help transfer points earned in class session to the BeachBoard Gradebook. The iClicker REEF Polling software is currently not supported.
How do I get started with iClickers?
Attend a Faculty Instructional Technology Support (FITS) workshop. This will provide essential information on instructional and technical training on the iClicker Classic polling system.
To ensure a meaningful experience for students follow these steps to implement Clickers in your classroom.
Attend a FITS Instructional Workshop
First, learn about Peer Instruction and the technical details of using iClickers in your classroom. Please contact ATS-Learningdesign@csulb.edu for updates on future FITS Instructional Workshops.
Borrow an Instructor Kit from FITS
Please contact ATS-Learningdesign@csulb.edu, to schedule an appointment to obtain an iClicker Instructor Kit
Update Your Syllabus using the Syllabus Template
Use the iClicker Syllabus Template as a reference when updating your course syllabus.
Add the “Register your iClicker Remote” link to Your BeachBoard Course
Please follow these steps below to add a "Register your iClicker Remote" link onto the navigation bar of your Beachboard course.
- Navigate to your course on Beachboard.
- Click on Edit Course.
- Under Site Setup, click on Navigation & Themes.
- Locate Course Default and click on the arrow icon to open its drop down list, then click Copy.
- From the Active Navbar drop down list, choose Course Default – Copy, then click Apply.
- Click on the Course Default – Copy link.
- Click on the Add Links button from the links area of the page.
- Scroll down and check the box for the iClicker link and click Add.
- Click Save and Close.
Instruct Students to Register their iClicker Remote to your BeachBoard Course
Please instruct students to follow the steps below to register their iClicker remote.
- Navigate to your course on Beachboard.
- Locate and click on the iClicker link located on the nav bar.
- Follow the instructions on the iClicker pop-up page.
- When done click Register.
The Faculty Instructional Technology Support (FITS) team supports faculty, staff and students on the use of iClickers.
For any technical questions you or your students have about iClickers we are available for 1-on-1 consultations. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact ATS-Learningdesign@csulb.edu.
For additional assistance with iClicker outside our normal office hours, contact iClicker Technical Support.
9AM – 11PM Monday - Thursday
9AM – 9PM Friday
Support is available for any registration questions as well as inquiries regarding your iClicker remotes.