iClicker: Using a student response system in a concurrent course

Task: This article explains how to use iClicker Classic software for concurrent courses.


iClicker Classic is the USNH supported student response system.  We typically think of it as being classroom technology that can only be used when faculty and students are all in the classroom but it can also be used for online or concurrent courses.  The iClicker student app (Reef) mobile option enables it usage to be flexible and be considered when designing concurrent courses.   The iClcker student app (formerly known as Reef) mobile option allows faculty and students to be remote.

The iClicker Classic base station located in the classroom is only required when faculty or students are in the classroom and using a iClicker2 handheld device.  The iClcker student app mobile option doesn't use the Clicker base station to capture polling responses and instead uses WiFi to respond to polling questions. The faculty can use their existing iClicker Classic software on their laptop or Flashdrive and then simply enable the Mobile settings to allow the student to use the iClcker student app mobile option. 


Using iClicker Classic when you are remote:

Student is Remote:   Students who are not in the classroom must use iClcker student app mobile app to respond to polling questions. Faculty can be using Clicker Classic in a classroom and any students in the classroom can use a Clicker2 device while students outside the classroom would use the iClicker student app mobile app.   

Faculty is Remote:  When a faculty is teaching remotely the faculty would use the iClicker Classic application from their laptop or Flashdrive.  The iClicker base station is not required for faculty to run a polling session. A typical scenario could be the faculty is conducting class online using Zoom, and also conducts a polling session. The students see the question on the Zoom session and/or on their phone and then responds to the question using their iClcker student app mobile app.  The polling results can be displayed over the Zoom session to students.   In this case, the iClicker base station is not being used and the students cannot use their Cicker2 device.

Online Courses:  When the faculty is teaching a fully online course the iClicker Classic application can be used when conducting a synchronous class on Zoom.  This scenario would be the same as the above description when the "Faculty is Remote".  The faculty uses the iClicker Classic application from their laptop or Flashdrive and students would be using the iClicker student app mobile app.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q1:  Do the student responses get recorded in the Clicker gradebook?   

A!:  Yes, the student responses are recorded in the Clicker gradebook regardless of which option the student's are using to answer polling questions.

Q2:  Can I synchronize the grades with the Canvas gradebook?

A2:  Yes, the grades still synchronize to the Canvas gradebook.


Additional Knowledge Base Articles:

Faculty instructions on how to set up student mobile polling

Student iClicker student mobile app registration instructions

Need additional help?

If you need assistance with your iClicker device or iClicker student mobile app, you can visit the ATSC support desk in the Dimond Library.

Fill out the iClicker webform with as much detail as possible or contact the ET&S Help Desk team on your local campus.


Article ID: 2333
Fri 6/26/20 1:21 PM
Wed 6/15/22 1:02 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
University of New Hampshire (UNH)