Clickers are an interactive tool that can be used to promote student engagement during class. We are pleased to announce the availability of i>Clickers, the interactive response system that provides immediate feedback to instructors and students. Select
a topic below to learn more or contact the Faculty Resource Center.
- enhance dialogue among students
- increase active learning
- promote higher order thinking skills
- build learning communities
- foster student engagement
- ensure that every student contributes in class
- measure student learning outcomes
How Do i>Clickers Work?
Using a handheld electronic device (clicker), students respond to questions posed by their instructor. The students’ answers are transmitted using infrared signals to a portable receiver which is mounted in the classroom. Each infrared signal is unique to that clicker and software is used to interpret individual responses. The responses are then stored and can be used in a variety of ways to promote student learning, reflection and class participation.
Benefits of i>Clickers include:
- integrates with Blackboard roster and GradeCenter
- challenging students to think on their feet
- improving learning in large-enrollment courses
- promoting peer discussion
- fostering creative classroom activities
Get i>Clicker Into Your Classroom!
Any faculty wishing to use clickers should contact our i>Clicker representative, Lauren O’Connor (email@example.com), to receive your instructor kit. The instructor kits will be shipped directly to those instructors wishing to use the system at no cost. Included with the instructor kit is a portable receiver, a clicker, and a flash-drive containing the software needed to run the software. Please allow 8-10 business days for delivery.
For the students’ clickers, faculty should place clicker orders with the UMSL Bookstore, just as they currently place textbook orders for classes. Students will then purchase i>Clicker clickers at the UMSL Bookstore at a cost of $22.99. Interested in learning more? Please visit www.iclicker.com. If you would like to check-out an iClicker kit to learn more about how this technology works, please contact the Faculty Resource Center at (314) 516-6704; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you plan to grade your students' activity in i>clicker and download the results to Blackboard (MyGateway), you will need to have one of the two following files placed in the Resources folder under i>clicker. See instructions on how to complete the clicker-blackboard integration using the files below.