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What software should I download?

Using TED?  


If you are planning on using iClicker with TED, then you will need to download the iClicker software with the TED integration files:

Download iClicker 6.1 with UCSD's Ted Integration Files

Download the iClicker software with UCSD's Ted Integration files already included:

If you have already used iClicker and have the software installed, but would like to now connect with TED then:

Download and Install UCSD's Ted Integration Files
Add these files to your iClicker software to enable it to connect to Ted. Download the correct files for your computer:

MAC

  1. Download the Mac Integration Files
  2. Double-click the file you downloaded (UCSD-iClickers-Mac-Ted.zip) to extract the files. This will create a folder named UCSD-iClickers-Mac-Ted.
  3. Find the folder where the i<clicker program files are located. There you will see a folder named Resources. Copy the three files in UCSD-iClickers-Mac-Ted to the Resources Folder
  4. When done, run WebUpdate in your i<clicker folder, to ensure that you have the most recent version of the software.

PC

  1. Download the Windows Integration Files
  2. Right-click the file you downloaded (UCSD-iClickers-PC-Ted.zip) and select Extract All to extract the files. This will create a folder named UCSD-iClickers-PC-Ted.
  3. Find the folder where the  i<clicker program files are located. There you will see a folder namedResources. Copy the three files in UCSD-iClickers-PC-Ted to the Resources Folder
  4. When done, run WebUpdate in your i<clicker folder, to ensure that you have the most recent version of the software.

Not using TED?

If you are not planning on using iClicker with TED, you can just go to the i<clicker website, and download the latest version of the software for your computer.

How do I connect my computer to the i<clicker base station?

Computer, base station and cable

Step One:

Image of Base station and Standard B connector

Connect the Standard B side of the cable to the Base Station.

Step Two:

Connect USB to USB

Next, connect the USB side of the cable to your computer's USB port.

Step 3

Success!

Success!  The base station will turn on when your computer is turned on.

How do I set up my class in i<clicker ?

Once you have downloaded and installed the software, launch the i>clicker application by double-clicking on it.  i>clicker icon

1. The Welcome to i>clicker window appears with no courses listed. Click New.

New Course

2.  A New Course window appears. Enter your Course Name, Course Number, and Section Number. This combined information will serve as the unique identifier for your course.

Create

3. Click Create. i>clicker automatically creates a new course folder in your iclicker Win\Classes or iclicker Mac:Classes folder. The New Course window closes and you are returned to the Welcome to i>clicker window where you will see your course name in the list of courses.  Repeat steps 1-3 as many times as necessary to create your courses.

Choose

How do I adjust my course settings?

You can use the My Settings options to customize i>clicker and i>grader. Select My Settings from the i>clicker Home page to change your settings. 

My settings

My Settings can also be accessed from the  i>clicker Session Toolbar by clicking the Options Button and selecting My Settings.

  Options on toolbar

How do I run a poll?

To run a poll, first open i>clicker and select the course you want to run the poll in.  The start screen should now appear for that course:

welcome screen

Select the large green "Start Session" button.  

Poll bar

Next, you will see the poll bar appear on your screen.  You can either use your instructor remote to Start/Stop Polling, or you can use your mouse by selecting the green arrow on the poll bar.  You now have an open poll.  

Polling Open

You can use your Instructor remote to stop polling, or display results and select the correct answer (if applicable).  Otherwise, you can use your mouse to stop polling and display results as well.

How do I set a frequency code?

In the My Settings area, under the General tab, choose the radio buttons you want to set your frequency code to.  

Tip: All of the base stations installed in large lecture halls across campus have a frequency code combination on the front of the base station for you to use.  This is to prevent any "phantom" responses from students in other courses that may be using i<clickers as well.

Frequency Code setting

IMPORTANT!  In order for faculty or students to change their frequency, the session MUST be running in i>clicker first.

To change the remote frequency using the standard i>clicker remote:

1. Press and hold the On/Off (power) button on the i>clicker remote until the blue Power light begins flashing.

2. Press the two-letter code (that you've designated in My Settings). A green Vote Status light on your remote will indicate that you have successfully reset the remote frequency.

To change the remote frequency using the i>clicker2 remote:

1. Press and hold the On/Off (power) button on the i>clicker2 remote until the two digit frequency on the LCD begins flashing.

2. Press the two-letter code (that you've designated in My Settings). A checkmark appears on your remote indicating that you have successfully reset the remote frequency.

What frequency should I use in my classroom?

The following is a chart for all of the frequencies set in general assignment classrooms on campus that have an i<clicker base station installed.  Each base (receiver) is labeled with an assigned frequency code as shown in the chart below. To avoid receiving and/or generating phantom responses when systems are in use in nearby rooms, we strongly advise using the frequency code assigned to each room, except as noted (AA=no change):

Location 
Code 
  Location 
Code 

CENTR 101 

AA 

 

PCYNH 106 

AA 

CENTR 105

AB 

 

PCYNH 109 

AB 

CENTR 109

AC

 

PCYNH 121

BB 

CENTR 113

AD

 

PCYNH 122

BC

CENTR 115

BA

 

PETER 108

AC

CENTR 119

BB

 

PETER 110

AD

CENTR 212

BC

 

PRICE THTRE

AA

CENTR 214

BD

 

RBC AUD

AA

CENTR 216

CA

 

SEQUO 148

DD 

CICC 101

AB

 

SOLIS 104

AB

CSB 001

BA

 

SOLIS 107

AA

CSB 002

BB

 

WLH 2001

AA

HSS 1330

AB

 

WLH 2005

AB

LEDDN AUD

AA

 

YORK 2622

AB

   

YORK 2722

AA

How do I use i<grader?

i grader icon 

Before launching i>grader, always make sure to exit the i>clicker application. Open the iclicker Win or iclicker Mac folder on your flash drive or computer, and double-click the i>grader icon.

choose course

The Welcome to i>grader window opens. Select your course and click Choose.

igrader home screen

A list of students will display in the left-most column, and a list of your voting sessions will display across the top row of the results table. You will see all students as listed in your Roster.txt file (or other gradebook file if you have chosen to use i>clicker with your course management system). You may view the students by Student ID or by last name, using the drop-down menu directly above the column of student names/IDs.

Registered students will appear in black and unregistered student names or IDs will appear in red. The recorded votes of your students who have not yet registered are stored under their i>clicker remote ID. These numbers appear in red at the end of the student list.

By default, each Session Column is labeled by polling session date. If you conduct two polling sessions on the same day, those two sessions will be shown separately on the main i>grader screen.