Instructional Innovation and Instructional Technology
The i>Clicker classroom response system has been adopted by a number of ICC instructors as a means of engaging their student’s attention, encouraging participation in class discussion, and as a means of collecting instant feedback from the class.
A number of useful resources describing best practices and tips for effective clicker use can be found in the user community area of the i>Clicker website:
Clicker sets containing 40-50 student remotes, 2 instructor remotes, and a base receiver unit can be reserved by ICC faculty and staff for use in the classroom, in meetings, or for events.
Instructors who make regular use of clickers in their classroom can opt to have their students purchase their own clickers as a requirement for a course or program.
The software for the i>Clicker classroom response system is a portable application that can be downloaded for free from the i>clicker website. Instructors bring a copy of the software to class with them on an USB flash drive—it doesn’t have to be installed on the computer, it just runs from the flash drive. The student polling data is then stored on the flash drive as well.
Download the i>Clicker software here: http://www1.iclicker.com/response-system-software
Summer 2012 – The i>clicker Base Receiver Units are being upgraded to a new model. While the new base units work much the same way as the old ones, there are some differences to be aware of.
More information on the i>Clicker Base Unit Upgrade [PDF]
Thinking of using clickers for the first time? Contact the Teaching and Learning Center to set up a time to receive training on how to use the i>Clicker classroom response system: 309-694-8908 or [email protected].
i>Clicker Integrate is a building block developed by i>Clicker for Blackboard that allows for one click uploading of your students’ clicker scores into the grade center of your Blackboard course.
This tool is now available for use at Illinois Central College. To use it, you must make the i>Clicker registration tool available within your Blackboard site, and use a copy of the i>Clicker software that has been modified to sync with ICC’s Blackboard servers.
Contact Jeff Maston in the Teaching and Learning Center for a copy of the modified software and for more information about i>Clicker Integrate.