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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.