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CUClickers - Instructor Resources

Using CUClickers

  1. Download and install iClicker Cloud
  2. Create an iClicker Cloud account
  3. Create a class
  4. If teaching a hybrid or in-person class, add the iClicker+ remote to your book order
  5. Review the Wireless Considerations for CUClickers and the CUClickers Frequency Assignments and Wireless Ratings page to determine what option is best for your classroom location.
  6. Inform your students they will need to:
  7. Create questions
  8. Poll the class 

Watch this video from iClicker for an overview of how to use iClicker Cloud in class.

Syllabus Statement

Use the following syllabus examples to inform your students about the use of Clickers in your class:

Rooms with a Fair or Poor wireless rating (no mobile polling)

If you are teaching in one of the classrooms rated as Fair or Poor, OIT recommends that you limit your students to using physical clickers, rather than permitting mobile polling. It is simple to change the settings in iClicker Cloud to moderate this. This statement is available for you to copy and paste into your syllabus:

We will be using iClicker to enhance active learning and participation in this course. Unfortunately, the space we are in has insufficient wifi for the entire class to reliably use iClicker mobile polling on your personal devices. Therefore, you will need to obtain an iClicker + remote for use in class. You may be able to check one out from the Norlin circulation desk for the semester, on a first-come, first-served basis. You will also need to have an iClicker student app account, and register your clicker there. You will not be able to use the iClicker student app to vote in class.

Rooms with a Fair or Poor wireless rating (permitting mobile polling)

If you decide you’d like to permit mobile polling and will be teaching in a room with a fair or poor wireless rating, we recommend sharing the following statement with your students:

We will be using iClicker to enhance active learning and participation in my course, and our classroom has limited wifi capabilities. Therefore, I recommend you purchase and use an iClicker + for class. You may even be able to check one out from the Norlin circulation desk for the semester, on a first-come, first-served basis. If you choose to use the iClicker student app on your phone or computer, keep in mind that you may experience connection issues, and I cannot be held responsible for any points lost due to this fact. You will need to have an iClicker student app account, register your clicker there, and download and set up the app BEFORE you get to class.

Rooms with a Good or Excellent wireless rating (permitting mobile polling)

If you decide you’d like to permit mobile polling and will be teaching in a room with a good or excellent wireless rating, we recommend sharing the following statement with your students:

We will be using iClicker to enhance active learning and participation in my course. You will need to have an iClicker student app account, register your clicker there, and download and set up the app BEFORE you get to class.

For real-time remote classes

This class utilizes the iClicker system to enhance learning and reward participation in class discussions. You can not use a physical iClicker to participate in class activities. Instead, you will need to create an iClicker Student account and use it on your mobile device (phone or tablet app, or via a computer web browser) to participate in class activities. Make sure you are using the account linked to your CU email account. You can check this by logging out of all your iClicker accounts on all mobile devices you may be using. Then, log back in, using the iClicker Campus Portal option at the bottom of the registration page.

You will not need to purchase an iClicker Student subscription to use mobile polling for Fall 2021. Using the student app, you can review questions asked in class, how you answered them, what your current iClicker score is, and many other features.

Receiver Compatibility

Trade in any receiver lacking a blue sticker for one with a sticker. The blue sticker indicates that the receiver has newest firmware and is necessary for compatibility with the campus CUClicker service and to record student data. To return your old i>clicker receiver and get a new one, contact the IT Service Center.

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Pedagogical Resources

If you are looking for ways to effectively incorporate clickers into your classroom, including best practices, how to write clicker questions and much more, please visit the Instructor Pedagogical Resources page.