The iClick­er system allows instructors to poll students in class and get live, immediate feedback. The Educational and Classroom Technologies group in the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning offers sets of iClickers for temporary loan to Princeton faculty. Loans are free, but the clickers cannot be assigned to individual students.

To assign clickers to stu­dents for the dura­tion of a semester, the click­ers should be ordered though the bookstore, and purchased, along with other required textbooks, by students. Clickers may be assigned using the course read­ing list tool in Black­board. The ISBN num­bers to enter in the book search are:

ISBN 978–1464120152 (ISBN 13 –pre­ferred format)

The cost of a clicker is approx­i­mately $30.

Black­board inte­gra­tion allows iclicker ses­sions (where each stu­dent is assigned the same clicker for the term), and clickers are tied to the course gradebook in Blackboard.

For integration help, contact mcgrawect@princeton.edu with your course name.

If a student has a clicker already registered in Blackboard, it will work in all courses in which the student is enrolled.

All cur­rent and past mod­els of iclick­ers can be used together. How­ever depart­ments who have older iclicker receivers (black plas­tic cases) should arrange to swap them for the newer iclicker receivers (white plas­tic cases – see image at top of post), as the black receivers no longer work with current clicker software.For users who need spe­cial accom­mo­da­tion, the McGraw Center has a few click­ers that are tac­tile, mean­ing they give non-visual feed­back when a vote is entered by vibrat­ing and buzzing. All newer iclicker+ mod­els have braille char­ac­ters embossed into the clicker case, with feed­back lights next to each vot­ing option.

McGraw Center clickers are for course use only. For large events, clicker rentals can be arranged by con­tact­ing the iclicker com­pany directly.