Announcement July 22, 2014
Version 7 of the iClicker software is now available for download from the Learning Spaces website. Both Mac and PC platforms are supported, and while there are similarities from earlier versions of the software, some features have been removed in anticipation of the next release that will support a wider variety of question formats that only work with mobile devices. Both versions support the iClicker GO application for mobile devices and may be used in classrooms where wireless access points are robust enough to provide adequate simultaneous connections.
Both version 6.4 and version 7 are supported for Blackboard integration at UNL, and can be used interchangeably between various classes. If you prefer to use v.7 for a class to get acquainted with the new features, while continuing to use version 6.4 for other classes, both are fully supported. You may not, however, use both versions with the same course. Self-paced polling is no longer available in v.7, so if this is a functional part of your course, it is recommended that you continue with v.6. A short demonstration of the new release will be provided during the Power Classroom training in August and any questions you may have regarding upgrading or moving to this version can be answered at that time. To see the full schedule of training courses offered during that time visit unl.gosignmeup.com to register and take advantage of these free offerings provided by UNL.
Information Technology Services Learning Spaces offers full support for a new Student Response System. The i>clicker hardware is installed and ready to use in select general purpose classrooms. Because of its portability and rapid setup, we encourage any instructor interested in using this technology to review the information provided on this page. If you will be teaching in a room that is not equipped with the i>clicker hardware, using the instructor kit (provided at no charge) will allow implementation anywhere that a laptop computer can be used.
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Not only is it affordable, but the polling software can be used with any presentation notes, software or websites that you want to use as part of your instruction. Questions can be asked aloud, on the fly with no preparation. i>clicker captures a screen shot with every question to associate your questions with the poll results. Last Spring, the system was thoroughly tested in a UNL lecture hall and met every requirement established by a group of instructors and IT support staff. Those requirements included one click Blackboard support for grading, rapid reliable data collection, Mac and PC compatibility and options for a variety of answer types.
If you are considering the use of this technology, be sure to inform the University Bookstore that you wish to use the clickers for your class. Training and support will be offered during the Power Classroom sessions provided by IS prior to the start of the semester. Company representatives will also be attending to provide creative methods to incorporate clickers in your instructional material.
Learning Spaces is excited about this change in student response systems. We are confident that it will become an adaptive tool that lets you teach and gather feedback from your students, involve students in each other’s success and create a collaborative atmosphere that inspires inquisitive thought and deep learning success. Share your experience with your peers, join our Clicker User's Group in Blackboard and find out how others are using i>clicker.
Software Downloads for UNL
i>clicker 6.4.1 for Mac
Call 472-5511 to schedule individual or group training. Instructor "Kits" are also available at no cost.
Web Clicker App
iClicker GO is fully supported by all versions of the software currently used on UNL campus. If you have questions about using this solution please call 472-5551.