iClickers

iClickers are the institutionally supported classroom response system. They operate in the 900 MHz frequency range and there is no interference with other devices that operate at 2.4GHz, such as Wi-Fi signals. They can operate in large lecture halls with a range of 200 - 300 feet and can be used to support student responses in courses of all sizes. More information about iClickers is provided below.

iClickers

The University of Toronto Mississauga Library offers basic training for faculty and TAs on how to use the iClicker system, as well as consultation regarding best practices in the use of classroom response technologies.

Using iClickers in the Classroom
Using iClicker with Quercus
iClickers at UTM
Additional Resources
Instructions for Students

Order a Base Unit and Student Remotes

Please fill out the following form to order an iClicker base unit.

To order iClicker handheld units for student to purchase at the UTM Book Store, email Natasha Krstic-Joksimovic with the following information:

  • Instructor name:
  • Telephone number:
  • Email address:
  • Course code:
  • Number of students in your class:

    Using iClickers in the Classroom

    iClicker is effective for formative assessment (e.g., gauging student learning and adjusting and targeting instruction to meet identified needs) and is not intended for summative assessment (testing). The University of Toronto Mississauga Library offers consultation regarding best practices in the use of different technologies in the classroom and basic training for faculty and TAs on how to use the iClicker system.

    Interested in classroom response? Get in touch! Call us, email us or chat with us the widget at the bottom of the page. 

    CTSI has developed some guidelines regarding iClickers and grading.

    Using iClicker with Quercus

    Integrating iClicker 7 with Quercus (Recommended):

    The iClicker integration with Quercus allows students to register their iClicker remotes directly within Quercus and streamlines data transfer between the Quercus Gradebook and iClicker. You will need to ensure that your Quercus course is published prior to setting up the integration. Use the Instructions on how to set up iClicker 7 with the Quercus for the steps you need to follow. If you have any questions or if you need help, please get in touch.

    Note: If you are planning on updating your Mac OS to Catalina, there are a few additional steps you will need need to take. More information can be found at the link below.
    https://q.utoronto.ca/courses/46670/pages/integration-iclicker#catalina
     

    iClickers at UTM

    To learn more about the use of iClickers at UofT Mississauga, you are welcome to view videos of presentations made by Dr. Tim Stelzer, inventor of the iClicker, as well as numerous UTM faculty members:

    Additional Resources

    Interesting and informative iClicker resources from around the web:

    Instructions for Students

    You can provide your students with the links to these videos, or embed them directly into your Quercus course. Call us, email us or chat with us to find out more!

    How to register your iClicker in Quercus for students

    For students to register their iClicker using Quercus, please follow the iClicker Student Registration instructions.

    How to use your iClicker for students

    Below are some video to help students get started using the iClicker remote.

    How to register your iClicker remote in Quercus

     

    How to use your iClicker remote:

    NOTE:  If the student handheld iClicker remote flashes red, this means that the instructor has closed the voting window or that an instructor base unit is not present. 

     

    Instructions for students to change the frequency of their iClickers to match the instructor base station frequency (only change if notified by instructor)

    NOTE: The frequency on iClicker remotes cannot be changed unless there is an active polling session. Therefore, instructors must start a session before the frequency on a student handheld remote can be updated.

    The default frequency code for all instructor base units is 'AA'.  If the instructor changes the frequency of the base unit (students will need to be notified of the new frequency at the beginning of class), students can follow these instructions to update their iClicker frequency so that it will match that of the base unit.

    • Press and hold the ON/OFF button until the powerlight flashes.
    • Enter the 2-key frequency code provided by the instructor (e.g., if the instructor changes the base unit frequency to ‘BB’ on the base unit, then students will need to change their handheld remote frequency to 'BB").

    More information is provided on the iClicker Support webpage.

    Download the Software (for direct integration with Quercus)

    Download the version 7.18 iClicker software for your computer:

    Download the Software (not for direct integration with Quercus)

    Download the version 7.20 iClicker software for your computer:

     

    Grading with iClickers

    CTSI has developed some guidelines regarding iClickers and grading.