Instructors - Getting Started with Polling
Setting up your class
- Download the iClicker Cloud application from https://www.iclicker.com/downloads/iclicker-cloud/ and install to your computer or a thumb drive. Classrooms at York will already have the software installed.
- Launch the iClicker Cloud application. If you already have an account, provide your Email address and Password and select Sign In, otherwise click the Create Account button.
- Click the blue New Course button to create your course.
- Enter your York course information to create the course. We recommend using the naming convention below to make it easier for both you and your students to identify the course:
Course name and Course ID: e.g HH/PSYC1000A LABO1
Start date: 1st day of classes
End date: Recommended one month after the course end date*
Term: e.g Fall 2019
- Click the Create button
*Course will be archived on end date.
Add iClicker to your eClass Course
eClass and iClicker are integrated so that iClicker grades can be synched with the eClass gradebook. The first step is to setup the iClicker course synch process and obtain the iClicker course url so that you can add it to the eClass course.
- On the Courses dashboard, click on the three dots to the right of your course title and select Settings.
- Click on the Integrations link in the top row.
- Click the Grade Sync Integration button to change the status to ON.
- Click on Select a Platform drop-menu and click on Moodle from the list.
- Scroll down to the Course-specific LTI link, and click the Copy Link button. This is the iClicker course url you need to link your Moodle course.
- Click the Save button.
Once the iClicker course is set up and you have copied the course url, proceed to your eClass course to add the appropriate learning activity on your course homepage to complete the integration process.
- Login in to your eClass course with your PassPort York Login.
- Click on the blue cog wheel icon to right of the course title and select Turn editing on from the drop-down menu.
- In the General section, click on Add an activity or resource and select External tool.
- For Activity name: You can type Lecture questions.
- For the Preconfigured tool: select Automatic, based on tool URL.
- For Tool URL: paste the iClicker sync URL from the iClicker course
- Scroll down and click Save and return to course.
Run a Polling Session
- In your iClicker application, place your mouse to the right of the iClicker course title and click the blue Start Class button.
- The course dashboard is replaced with the collapsible iClicker toolbar, which floats above all other programs on your computer screen.
- Click the polling icon.
- Select your question type from the dropdown-menu.
- Start/Stop polling by clicking the round green/red button on the iClicker Toolbar.
- A screenshot of your computer desktop is automatically saved to the cloud and sent to student devices when polling starts.
- Click on the results icon on the iClicker toolbar to show the responses.
- Click the correct response in the results window. Correct/incorrect feedback is immediately sent to student devices. You can also indicate the correct responses after class. See the section labelled View and Grade after Class.
- Click the arrow to the right of the cloud icon to return to the main iClicker toolbar.
- Then click the red X icon to end the session and return to the course dashboard.
View and Grade After Class
All of your sessions can be viewed and graded on the iClicker Cloud website instead of immediately during the polling activity.
- On your iClicker Course dashboard, click on the dots to the right of the course title and and click View Course Online.
- Click on the Session History link and click on the polling activity you wish to grade.
- Click on a question to grade or make changes.
- Click on the Save button.
Export Session Results
- Once a polling session has been graded it may be exported. Access the session from the Session History section and click on the Grades link located in the top row.
- Click on the three dots on the right and select Export Poll.
- Click the Select file format drop-down menu and select your preferred filetype and click the Export button. The file is automatically downloaded to your local computer.
Want to experience iClicker Cloud polling as a student?
Students participate in iClicker Cloud polling sessions using a laptop, smart phone, or tablet. You can use your instructor credentials to experience iClicker Cloud polling as a student.
- Go to app.reef-education.com or download the native iOS app from the iTunes App Store or android app from Google Play Store.
- Log in to iClicker Cloud using your instructor account’s email and password.
- Click the + sign to add the course you have previously created.
- Click on York University, type the Course Title to add the course.
- Start a polling session from the instructor software.
- From the mobile app, or the student portal site, join the session when the Join Session button appears.
- Run the polling session from the instructor software, and respond from the student mobile app or the student site
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