Just in time for a unique teaching semester filled with students simultaneously online and in classrooms comes FREE access to a popular engagement and assessment tool—iClicker Cloud! This question tool allows all instructors, even those with large enrollments, to quickly check for understanding or survey background knowledge and adjust their lecture accordingly.
Previously, some courses required students to purchase iClicker accounts, but now an Academic Innovation Grant, funded by the student technology fee, has made institutional access to this tool available to everyone.
First, instructors create an iClicker account (at this time SSO with Gatorlink is not available) and their course in their iClicker Cloud software. Then, during class, instructors can open iClicker Cloud on the classroom computer or their laptop to quickly ask questions in a poll or quiz style. A particularly nice feature is on-the-fly question creation using their automatic screenshot tool. Question types include Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, Numeric, Short Answer (generating word cloud of results), and Target (i.e., Hot Spot).
In-person and synchronous online students respond using the iClicker Reef app on their mobile device, so no more costly remotes. All responses are saved and can then be synced to the Canvas gradebook as participation or as points for correct answers.
UFIT Classroom Support has resources for using iClicker as an instructor or a student, including links to virtual, live training registration and direct customer support contact information.
Do you have a great idea for an educational technology that could enhance teaching and learning? Learn more about the Academic Innovation Grant process and submit a concept paper on the UFIT Technology Fee webpage.