Here are the steps to set up i>clicker so polling data uploads into Blackboard's Grade Center.
For information on checking out i>clicker kits, go to http://www.luc.edu/cts and look under Equipment Loan.
1. Direct students to register their i>clicker remotes directly within Blackboard—you can send them this link: How�Students Register i>clicker Remotes.
NOTE: This is very important – if students do not register in your course, you will not be able to upload the results of your iclicker sessions; it is not sufficient that your students have registered their clickers in another Blackboard course.
A link has been added to your course in the Tools area for students to register.
2. Set up i>clicker to work with Blackboard Integrate software allows you to import your roster from Blackboard into i>clicker and i>grader so student names can be associated with clicker numbers. When you set up i>clicker, add your courses to i>clicker, specify the version of Blackboard, and set grading policies.
NOTE: If you don't specify Blackboard Version 8 (and above) in your i>clicker Settings and choose "Set for Course" you will not be able to upload student scores to Blackboard.
3. Synchronize your Blackboard roster
Once your students have registered their i>clicker remotes in your Blackboard course, you can import your student roster from Blackboard into i>clicker/i>grader, so polling data can be credited to your students.
4. Upload your polling data in i>grader
After you have polled your students in class, your polling data will appear in i>grader. With i>grader, you can view students' points, adjust scores, delete questions, and export/upload your polling data into your Blackboard Grade Center.
Log into Blackboard and review your updated Grade Center.
For assistance with setting up i>clicker so polling data uploads into Blackboard's Grade Center, contact the Blackboard @ Loyola support team at Blackboard@luc.edu.
For assistance with weighing the options for whether or not to integrate i>clicker into the classroom, contact the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy at ext. 8-7470.
Focus on Teaching: Spring 2011 Clickers Panel
As part of the of the Focus on Teaching: Spring 2011 conference, panelists David Ensminger (Education), Diane Jokinen (Biology), and Pamela Osenkowski (Biology) provided an overview of their experience with clicker technology and responded to questions from other Loyola faculty. The panel was moderated by Tim Walker (Classroom Technology Support). It was recorded on January 13, 2011 from Information Commons 111 on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus.
Visit this link for video of the Focus on Teaching: Spring 2011 Clickers Panel.