iClicker Base Units have been installed in some classrooms on campus.
For more information contact Otto Geiss at extension 26967 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 10, 2013 -- "SURFACE PRO and WINDOWS 8"
A recent update to Windows 8 for the Surface Pro seems to have created a conflict with the version 6 software. Other Windows 8 tablets that were tested with did not have the remote response issue, even after the update. It is important to iClicker that v6 support for the Surface Pro is provided, and iClicker is investigating fixes so that we'll be able to do that. In the meantime, unfortunately version 5 is the only option for instructors who are using the Surface Pro tablet.
Sept. 25, 2013 -- “OutOfBoundsException” error
Dear Valued i>clicker Client,
Thank you for your patience as we have worked through pinpointing the issue that has led to i>clicker reporting an “OutOfBoundsException” error in your or your instructors’ classrooms.
The fix, i>clicker v6.3.1, is now available to download at http://www1.iclicker.com/audience-response-system-downloads and through WebUpdate. This fix addresses the following issues in i>clicker v6.2.4 and v6.3.0:
- an intermittent "OutOfBoundsException" error that froze polling.
- an issue with Self-Paced Polling in Windows where ending the session using an instructor remote resulted in a program crash.
We recommend that users who have experienced the above issues upgrade immediately. Users on your campuses who have not experienced the issues above are advised to upgrade at their earliest convenience.
NOTE: If your campus is using i>clicker v6.2.2 or above, you can update to v6.3.1 by running WebUpdate from within the i>clicker folder. If your campus is currently using a version of i>clicker older than v6.2.2, you must download the v6.3.1 update from the website link rather than use the WebUpdate application.
We apologize for any disruptions that these issues may have caused in your classes. Please contact email@example.com with your questions and concerns.
The i>clicker team
Below are some resources that may be helpful:
. Training webinars are found here: http://iclicker.webex.com. I would attend Higher Education Training or i>clicker demo.
. There is also a quick start guide in the i>clicker software
. You can contact Otto Geiss firstname.lastname@example.org for a training session - he covers the more technical side of things
. You can reach out to Kris Knorr email@example.com in the Teaching and Learning Centre. He can provide more pedagogical information on using i>clicker.
. A call can be set up as well with iClicker
. Upcoming webinars can be found here: http://www1.iclicker.com/pedagogy-webinars
. All of iClicker case studies are found here: http://www.iclicker.com/community/casestudies/. These are very helpful to read through and see how others have integrated i>clicker into their courses.
. You may also want to look at iClicker tips and best practices found here: http://www.iclicker.com/community/bestpractices/
. CU Bolder has some great resources for using i>clicker: http://iclicker.illinois.edu/ClickerVideos.aspx - there are various videos depending on what you are interested in learning more about
. The Carl Weiman Group at UBC has done a lot of research on using clickers which can be found here: http://www.cwsei.ubc.ca/resources/clickers.htm
Integration with Desire2Learn:
There are two tutorials on uploading and downloading data from Desire2Learn and i>clicker. You can find them here: http://support.iclicker.com/entries/23865118-Manual-Integration-Desire2Learn-
iClicker Website - http://www1.iclicker.com/
iClicker Downloads - http://www1.iclicker.com/audience-response-system-downloads
iClicker Support Portal - http://support.iclicker.com/home
Documentation and Tutorials - http://support.iclicker.com/forums