For current offerings, please visit: eee.uci.edu/workshops/
i>clicker Instructional Videos:
i>clicker Official YouTube Page
UCI - EEE Canvas Specific Instructional Videos: (check back, as more videos will be added!)
Downloading the software
Configure your EEE Canvas course within i>clicker using the LMS wizard
Please consult the information below first, but if additional personal assistance is needed you may contact OIT Classroom Technology Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 824-8833. We are happy to provide over-the-phone support when possible, or to arrange a meeting at the CTS office.
BEFORE CLASS BEGINS:
Philosophy & Policy
We do not recommend i>clicker for high-stakes assessment due to the potential for issues with hardware, software, batteries, input error, forgotten clickers, or other problems. Students also often worry about whether or not their answer has been received, so using clickers for something like a final exam could have a negative effect on their performance due to additional anxiety.
Related to this distrust about inputting answers via clickers, there is the question of grade disputes. It is easy to show a student that she filled in the box for C when the answer was A, whereas showing the student her voting history on an i>grader report -- even though the voting mechanism is extremely reliable -- is perceived as less concrete.
The higher the stakes, the more likely these sorts of classroom management issues will pose a problem. For these reasons, while i>clicker is great for short in-class quizzing, we cannot recommend that it be used for a final exam.
Checklist - If You Decide To Use i>clicker For Your Course
Instructors are welcome to use the document below as a guide for their i>clicker-based course syllabus. Included is information students should know about registering clickers, changing frequencies, battery recommendations, and REEF best-practices.
i>clicker Syllabus Template (docx)
REEF Polling (mobile device) Use - Consult With CTS First
REEF Polling is an app that can be downloaded to a student's smartphone, tablet, or laptop, turning that mobile device into a response tool. REEF subscriptions are available in 6 month, 1 year, 2 year, or 4 year increments, and cost less than the physical clickers. Students should be encouraged to take advantage of the free 14 day trial that comes with every REEF account. If, for whatever reason, the app does not work for them in your classroom, they can cancel their subscription and use a physical clicker instead.
The decision to allow digital polling with REEF is entirely up to you. This application, along with many other current audience response systems, relies on the campus wireless network. Some classrooms and buildings have had their wireless infrastructure enhanced in recent years, but there are many spaces where a large number of wireless devices connecting to the network at the same time may cause problems. We recommend consulting with OIT-CTS before making the decision to adopt REEF Polling or other wireless solutions for your particular course.
If you do allow REEF Polling: